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CORREA, Dora Shellard. Landscape descriptions: building wilderness and Indian territories at the captaincy of São Paulo at the end of the 18th century. Varia hist. [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.39, pp.135-152. ISSN 0104-8775.

In this article we discuss the reconstitution of past landscapes from written documents. Particularly, we studied the landscapes revealed by the documentation produced by the commanders of expeditions to the rivers Tibagi, Iguaçu and Ivaí. These expeditions happened between 1768 and 1774 and were commanded by Alfonso Botelho de San Paio and Sousa, by order of D. Luís Antônio de Sousa Botelho Mourão - Morgado de Mateus -, General and Governing Captain of the captaincy of Sao Paulo between 1765 e1775.

Keywords : landscapes; frontier; Campos de Guarapuava-PR.

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