Across Unknown South America - Arnold Henry Savage Landor

Across Unknown South America

By Arnold Henry Savage Landor

  • Release Date: 1924-01-01
  • Genre: United States


South america is, to my mind, the "Coming Continent " — the continent of the future. Every­body knows the wealth of the Argentine, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia; but the interior of Brazil, the largest and richest country of all, not unlike forbidden Tibet, was perhaps better known a century or two ago than now. Few people realize that Brazil is larger than the United States of North America, Germany, Portugal, and a few other countries taken together. The interior is practically a terra incognita, although the ancient Jesuits and, at a later date, escaped slaves and native rubber collectors have perhaps found their way inland to a considerable distance.