RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [1847]. [Abstract of J. J. von Tschudi, Travels in Peru during the years 1838-1842, by Dr. J. J. von Tschudi. translated from the German by Thomasina Ross]. CUL-DAR71.66-67. Transcribed by Christine Chua, edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2020. RN2

NOTE: See record in the Darwin Online manuscript catalogue, enter its Identifier here. Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin. The volume CUL-DAR71 contains Darwin's abstracts of scientific books. Darwin recorded reading this work on 8 January 1847 in his 'Books to be read / Books Read' notebook (1838-1851). Text CUL-DAR119.-


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Travels in Peru by Dr. J. von Tschudi (translated by T. ross)

p. 142. horses of Peru mostly natural amblers of; of which there are several varieties. The paso llano is very smooth – trotting horses cannot be taught it – though such easily acquire the paso portante, which is very rapid, with rocking movement – fore & hind feet / same side being reined simultaneously, it is the pace of the giraffe – the paso portante natural & trotting horses can easily be taught it.

p. 177 In tombs apparently prior to dynasty of the Incas, found fragments of two kinds of maize not now known in Peru.

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p. 265 every valley has its own peculiar disease - & they affect unequally the various races & half-castes

p. 307. Lengthened account of the four species of Guanaco given in the Fauna Peruriana

p. 425 Everywhere various species of genus mus leave their original dwellings & haunt the abodes of man.

I Fauna Peruriana fully an account of Dogs of Peru

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