Logo: O Caderno de Aimé-Adrien Taunay - Histórias, descobertas e percursos
realização: Logo: IHF - Instituto Hercules Florence
apoio: Logo: Museu Paulista
Logo: O Caderno de Aimé-Adrien Taunay - Histórias, descobertas e percursos

THE NOTEBOOK

Itineraries

The road taken by Aimé-Adrien Taunay stretched from the city of Rio de Janeiro to the coastal towns and villages around the Guanabara Bay: Praia Grande (now Niterói), São Gonçalo, Itaboraí. Then followed the roads that headed to the region of Cantagalo, along the valleys of the Macacu and Caceribu rivers, penetrated part of Serra dos Órgãos (a local name for this stretch of Serra do Mar) in Cachoeiras de Macacu, and the Swiss colony of Nova Friburgo, one of the first experiences of foreign colonization in the Brazilian central-southern region.

In addition, the traveler learned of other localities that, to be reached, he needed to cross the locations of Morro Queimado, such as Aldeia da Pedra (now Itaocara) and Baixo Macaé [Lower Macaé] (now Casimiro de Abreu), located bin the Northwestern and Central regions of Rio the Janeiro State. The landscape glimpsed by Taunay throughout this trip was that of the Atlantic Forest with its local variants of Humid Tropical Forest (Dense Ombrophylous, Mixed Ombrophylous and Semideciduous Seasonal), in a state of “virgin forest” and, in some parts, replaced by plantations (sugar cane, coffee and subsistence types).

realização:
IHF Museu Paulista
partnership:
USP IFUSP - Instituto de Física da USP NAP - FAEPH