Two Guaycuru women, South America, c 1843-1847.
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Two Guaycuru women, South America, c 1843-1847.


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Lithograph by Pochet of two Guaycuru or Guaicuru women from Brazil, Paraguay or Argentina. The one on the left is the wife of a chief. From 'Expedition dans les parties centrales de l'Amerique du Sud' ('Expedition in the central parts of South America'), by Francis de Castelnau (1812-1880), published in Paris in 1852. This is an account of the French government's scientific expedition led by Castelnau in the years 1843-1847. The party travelled across South America to La Paz in Bolivia, making meteorological, botanical and zoological observations.



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