Davidson and Crommelin arrive to Brazil, at the city of Para at Para’s state, at March 23. Since it was still too early to go to Sobral, for the eclipse preparations, they decided to stay in the Anselm which was going ahead to the city of Manaus, capital of Amazonas state, northwestern Brazil, where it was going to collect goods. Manaus lies along the north bank of the Negro River, 11 miles above that river’s influx into the Amazon river. In this way they went down the Amazon river until Negro river, for 1000 miles extension, before going back to the city of Belem where they arrived at April 8.
Text by Ana Simões e Paulo Crawford
Picture: @wikimedia.org, Brazil, Politic map, 1922.