Item #2720 Utazás Brazíliába és vissza. I–II. (Travel to Brasil and back 2 volume). Istvan Geocze.
Travelogue about Brazil by a coffee planter and army captain

Utazás Brazíliába és vissza. I–II. (Travel to Brasil and back 2 volume)

Budapest: Lauffer Vlmos, 1870. First edition. In original paper wrapper. 171 and 179 p. In very good condition. Few pages little bit damaged, some uncut pages. Few pages with minor stain. The cover in little bit worn and dirty.

István Szendrői Geőcze (Bacska, July 25, 1836 – Nagybánya, 1900?) is a retired Hungarian royal army captain. He completed his law studies at the University of Pest. In 1860, he fought for the liberation of Southern Italy. First, he was a lieutenant in Garibaldi's bodyguard, later a first lieutenant and a company commander in the 1st Zouave Battalion. He traveled to Brazil between 1864 and 1866, and after returning home he became the draftsman of the Hungarian Prime Minister's office. In 1870, he joined the ranks of the Hungarian Royal Army as a first lieutenant, after which he taught at the Ludovica Academy. He was appointed captain in 1876 and retired in 1884.

In the first Hungarian travelogue about Brazil, the author describes the experiences of a nearly three-year trip, in which he presents the then almost unknown country with extraordinary thoroughness. He was also a coffee planter there. He writes in detail about the bustling life of Rio de Janeiro at the time, the continent's climate, mountain and hydrography, society, customs, political and economic situation and everything he came into contact with during his journey. In addition to the informative factors, the description of the adventures experienced during the trip is also captivating. From a military point of view, the work is extremely exciting because Geőcze travels to Brazil at the exact time when the country was involved in one of the most serious conflicts in its history with neighboring Paraguay. Under the leadership of President Francisco Solano López, Paraguay invaded Brazil on December 13, 1864. During the defense against the aggressor, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay form an alliance, but even so, the armed conflict lasted until 1870. In his work, the author presents in detail the system of Brazilian national defense and the organization of the national guard, as well as concise summaries of the war itself.

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