Viage al Rio de La Plata y Paraguay

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Published: 1836
Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 31,106 / 111 pg
Downloads: 873
Added to site: 2007.01.21
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Genre: Non-fiction
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r; y al cabo de dos meses llegó á una isla despoblada de seis leguas de ancho y largo, distante 500 leguas de Santiago,[2] en que solamente habia pájaros, pero en tanta multitud, que los matabamos á palos: estuvimos en ella tres dias. Hay en este mar peces que vuelan, ballenas y otros que se llaman Schunbhut,[3] por un gran redondel que tiene cerca de la cabeza, con que dañan mucho á los pescados con quienes pelean: es pez grande, de mucha fuerza, y que fácilmente se irrita. Tambien hay en este mar peces espadas, que tienen en el hocico un hueso á modo de cuchillo; peces sierras, que le tienen á modo de sierra, y otros de varios géneros muy grandes.

[Nota 2: Los indios llaman al puerto, Nhiteroy, y está en 23 grados. P. Simon Vasconcelos, en la Noticia del Brasil, lib 2, núm. 6, fol. 39, y le describe en la Historia de la Compañia de Jesus, de la misma pro

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