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The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love, murder, and survival in the Amazon

Author: Robert Whitaker
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Delta trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Isabel Grameson, an upper-class Peruvian woman who in 1741 married Jean Godin, a member of a team of French mapmakers exploring South America, focusing on her three-thousand-mile trek down the length of the Amazon to reach her husband after they were separated on opposite sides of the continent--victims of international politics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Isabelle de Grandmaison Godin des Odonais; Jean Godin des Odonais; Isabelle de Grandmaison Godin des Odonais; Jean Godin des Odonais
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Whitaker
ISBN: 0385337205 9780385337205
OCLC Number: 57373846
Description: xiv, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A Sunday in 1769 --
Not quite round --
A daughter of Peru --
The mapmakers --
Voyage to Quito --
Measuring the baseline --
High-altitude science --
Death in the afternoon --
Marriage in Quito --
Down the Amazon --
A continent apart --
Lost on the Bobonaza --
Into the jungle --
Deliverance --
Saint Amand.
Responsibility: Robert Whitaker.
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Tells the story of Isabel Grameson, an upper-class Peruvian woman who in 1741 married Jean Godin, a member of a team of French mapmakers exploring South America, focusing on her three-thousand-mile trek down the length of the Amazon to reach her husband after they were separated on opposite sides of the continent--victims of international politics.

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