Diario de un viage a la costa de la mar Magallanica

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Author: P. Pedro Lozano
Published: 1836
Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 14,103 / 49 pg
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,194
Added to site: 2006.05.01
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adera: solamente se halla en las quebradas alguna leña menuda para hornos y para guisar la comida. No es el terruño bueno para sementeras, porque ademas de ser todo salitroso, es casi todo peña viva; ni hay mas agua dulce que las fuentes dichas. Hállase sí abundancia de barrilla, para hacer vidrio y jabon: abundancia de marmol colorado, con listas blancas, marmol negro, y alguno verde: mucha piedra de cal, y algunas peñas grandes de pedernales de escopeta, blancos y colorados, con algunos espejuelos dentro como diamantes: mucha piedra de amolar, y otra amarilla que parece vitriolo. De animales terrestres solo vieron guanacos, liebres y zorrillos. Aves algunas, pero casi todas marítimas, como patos de varias especies, chorlitos, gaviotas, &c. Hay leones marinos en gran número en los islotes dentro del puerto, y vieron manada de ellos de mas de ciento. Su figura es la misma que la de los lobos marinos, y solamente los llamaron leones, por ser

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