As the land was opened up in the nineteenth century, a crazed Frenchman declared himself King. A group of Welsh families sailed from Liverpool to Northern Patagonia to found a New Jerusalem in the desert. Further down the same river, Butch and Sundance took time out from bank robbing to run a small ranch near the Patagonian Andes.
All these, and later travel writers, have left sketches and records, memoirs and diaries evoking Patagonia’s grip on the imagination. From the empty plains to the crashing seas, from the giant dinosaur fossils to glacial sculptures, the landscape has inspired generations of travellers and artists.
Keywords: Travel, South America, Patagonia, Latin American, Latin American History
- Moss, Chris
- Andrews UK
- Publication year
- Landscapes of the Imagination
- Page amount
- 352 pages
- Geography, Travel
- eISBN (PDF)
- Printed ISBN