Photo, Print, Drawing Rio de Janeiro: General View. Rio de Janeiro: vista geral
About this Item
- Rio de Janeiro: General View.
- Rio de Janeiro: vista geral
- The Thereza Christina Maria collection is composed of 21,742 photos assembled by Emperor Pedro II (1825-91) throughout his life and donated by him to the National Library of Brazil. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects. It documents the achievements of Brazil and Brazilians in the 19th century and also includes many photographs of Europe, Africa, and North America. In 1862, the government of Spain under Queen Isabella II sent a team of naturalists to South America to collect objects for Spanish museums. The endeavor was known as the Scientific Commission of the Pacific. Rafael Castro y Ordonez, a draftsman on the commission, documented the trip in photographs, producing a pictorial record of the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Americas in the mid-19th century. This image, taken from the hilltop district of Santa Tereza, shows the Cidade Nova neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, which was built on the São Diogo Swamp.
- Castro y Ordóñez, Rafael, 1834-1865 Creator.
Created / Published
- Rio de Janeiro : [publisher not identified], 1862.
- - Brazil--Rio de Janeiro--Rio de Janeiro
- - 1862
- - Cities and towns
- - Cityscapes
- - Memory of the World
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 photo : albumen paper, black and white ; 18.9 x 25 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: National Library of Brazil.
- - Content in Portuguese.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Thereza Christina Maria Collection
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Chicago citation style:
Castro Y Ordóñez, Rafael, Creator. Rio de Janeiro: General View. Brazil Rio De Janeiro, 1862. [Rio de Janeiro: publisher not identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669505/.
APA citation style:
Castro Y Ordóñez, R. (1862) Rio de Janeiro: General View. Brazil Rio De Janeiro, 1862. [Rio de Janeiro: publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669505/.
MLA citation style:
Castro Y Ordóñez, Rafael, Creator. Rio de Janeiro: General View. [Rio de Janeiro: publisher not identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669505/>.