Spanish conquistador who explored Peru.

Alonzo de Alvarado

Spanish conquistador who explored Peru.

Atahualpa was the last of the Incas rulers. When the Spanish under Pizarro defeated the Incas, they captured Atahualpa. Even though he paid gold and professed Christianity, he was executed by strangling in 1533.

Atahualpa

Atahualpa was the last of the Incas rulers. When the Spanish under Pizarro defeated the Incas, they…

The 13th and last Incan emperor.

Atahualpa

The 13th and last Incan emperor.

The 13th and last Incan emperor.

Atahualpa

The 13th and last Incan emperor.

Blechnum Braziliense is a fern native to Brazil. This fern also grows in Peru. The fronds are oblong and gradually narrow downwards.

Blechnum Braziliense

Blechnum Braziliense is a fern native to Brazil. This fern also grows in Peru. The fronds are oblong…

"Chulpa or Burial Tower, Peru." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Burial Tower

"Chulpa or Burial Tower, Peru." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Cantua buxifolia flowers are funnel shaped and have a pale red color. The shrub grows to be four feet tall. This shrub is native to the Andes mountains in Peru.

Flowering Branch of Cantua Buxifolia

Cantua buxifolia flowers are funnel shaped and have a pale red color. The shrub grows to be four feet…

(1491-1566) Spanish colonial administrator in Peru.

Cristobal Vaca de Castro

(1491-1566) Spanish colonial administrator in Peru.

"Cinchona is a genus of trees found exclusively on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, and recently introduced into India, producing a medicinal bark of great value known as Peruvian bark."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Cinchona

"Cinchona is a genus of trees found exclusively on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, and recently…

"Bolivia raises some of the best cinchona, although excellent cinchona is also raised in Peru and all along the eastern slopes of the Andes between here and Columbia." —Carpenter, 1902

Cinchona

"Bolivia raises some of the best cinchona, although excellent cinchona is also raised in Peru and all…

A city in southeastern Peru.

Cusco

A city in southeastern Peru.

Temple of Cusco during the conquer of Peru.

Temple of Cusco

Temple of Cusco during the conquer of Peru.

Temple of Cusco during the conquer of Peru.

Temple of Cusco

Temple of Cusco during the conquer of Peru.

The flowers of fuchsia apetala are red and pale yellow lobes. The flowers are one and a half inches long and droop on the stem. This shrub is native to Peru.

Flowering Branch of Fuchsia Apetala

The flowers of fuchsia apetala are red and pale yellow lobes. The flowers are one and a half inches…

An illustration of Francisco Pizarro's house while he resided in Peru.

Francisco Pizarro's House

An illustration of Francisco Pizarro's house while he resided in Peru.

(1535-1609) Governor of Chile and Viceroy of Peru.

Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza

(1535-1609) Governor of Chile and Viceroy of Peru.

Peruvian metal workers.

Metal Workers

Peruvian metal workers.

Natives on rafts in Peru, at the time of conquest.

Natives

Natives on rafts in Peru, at the time of conquest.

Oncidium excavatum flowers are golden yellow and they are spotted and blotched at the base with rich, bright brown. This variety is native to Peru.

Oncidium Excavatum

Oncidium excavatum flowers are golden yellow and they are spotted and blotched at the base with rich,…

The building of Peru after the conquest by the Spaniards.

Peru

The building of Peru after the conquest by the Spaniards.

Spaniards embarking upon Peru.

Peru Embarking

Spaniards embarking upon Peru.

Peruvian animal motive.

Peruvian Animal Motive

Peruvian animal motive.

Peruvian fabric design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Peruvian Fabric Design

Peruvian fabric design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Peruvian gold disk sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Peruvian Gold Disk

Peruvian gold disk sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Spaniards cutting down Peruvian huts.

Peruvian Huts

Spaniards cutting down Peruvian huts.

"Peru is a maritime republic of South America, bounded on the N. by Ecuador, on the W. by the Pacific, on the S. and S. E. by Bolivia and Chile, and on the E. by Brazil."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Peruvian Indian

"Peru is a maritime republic of South America, bounded on the N. by Ecuador, on the W. by the Pacific,…

Peruvians worshipping the sun.

Peruvians

Peruvians worshipping the sun.

(1475-1541) Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.

Francisco Pizarro

(1475-1541) Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.

(1475-1541) Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.

Francisco Pizarro

(1475-1541) Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.

Peruvian pottery.

Peruvian Pottery

Peruvian pottery.

One of the distinguished cavaliers of the conquest of Peru and Chili, to whom Munoz assigned the authorship of the <em>Relacion primera</em> of the Ondegardo. He was distinguished at the defence of Cusco, when that town was besieged by the Indians. Later, as governor of Cusco for Almagro, he had charge of Gonzalo Pizarro while he was held a prisoner, and had, later still, command of the artillery under Gasca. He died at Charcas.

Gabriel de Rojas

One of the distinguished cavaliers of the conquest of Peru and Chili, to whom Munoz assigned the authorship…

Ferdinand de Soto, discoverer of the Mississippi

Ferdinand de Soto

Ferdinand de Soto, discoverer of the Mississippi

"Swordbill is a popular name for any individual of the humming bird genus, Docimastes. The bill which exceeds in length the body of the bird, is a character by which this humming bird may be distinguished at the first glance. Its use is to reach the insects on which the bird feeds at the bottom of long tubular flowers. On species is known, an inhabitant of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Swordbill

"Swordbill is a popular name for any individual of the humming bird genus, Docimastes. The bill which…

"Tomato, or Love Apple, is a plant of the natural order Solanace&aelig;. It is one of a genus of several species, all natives of South America, chiefly on the Peruvian side. In the United States and other countries in which the summer is warm and prolonged, it has long been cultivated for the excellent qualities of the fruit as an article of diet. Though belonging to a natural order of plants usually regarded with suspicion on account of the powerfully poisonous properties of many of the species comprised in it, it is now recognized as one of the most important and valuable of vegetables grown for human food."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tomato

"Tomato, or Love Apple, is a plant of the natural order Solanaceæ. It is one of a genus of several…

"Tomato, or Love Apple, is a plant of the natural order Solanace&aelig;. It is one of a genus of several species, all natives of South America, chiefly on the Peruvian side. In the United States and other countries in which the summer is warm and prolonged, it has long been cultivated for the excellent qualities of the fruit as an article of diet. Though belonging to a natural order of plants usually regarded with suspicion on account of the powerfully poisonous properties of many of the species comprised in it, it is now recognized as one of the most important and valuable of vegetables grown for human food."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tomato

"Tomato, or Love Apple, is a plant of the natural order Solanaceæ. It is one of a genus of several…

"Tomato, or Love Apple, is a plant of the natural order Solanace&aelig;. It is one of a genus of several species, all natives of South America, chiefly on the Peruvian side. In the United States and other countries in which the summer is warm and prolonged, it has long been cultivated for the excellent qualities of the fruit as an article of diet. Though belonging to a natural order of plants usually regarded with suspicion on account of the powerfully poisonous properties of many of the species comprised in it, it is now recognized as one of the most important and valuable of vegetables grown for human food."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tomato Plant

"Tomato, or Love Apple, is a plant of the natural order Solanaceæ. It is one of a genus of several…

"The Umbrella Bird is a native of Peru. It is about the size of a crow, with deep black plumage; the head is adorned with a large spreading crest, which arises from a contractile skin, and capable of being erected at will; the shafts of the crest-feathers are white, and the plumes glossy blue, hair-like and curved outward at the tips. When the crest is laid back the shafts form a compact white mass, sloping up from the back of the head; when it is erected the shafts radiate on all sides from the top of the head, reaching in front beyond and below the beak, which is thus completely concealed from view. A long cylindrical plume hangs down from the middle of the neck; the feathers of the plume lap over each other like scales, and are bordered with metallic blue. Umbrella birds associate in small flocks, and live almost entirely upon fruits. Their cry, which resembles the lowing of a cow, is most frequently heard just before sunrise and after sunset."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Umbrellabird

"The Umbrella Bird is a native of Peru. It is about the size of a crow, with deep black plumage; the…

The tomb of Incas valence is found in Ancon, Peru. It is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut.

Tomb of Incas Valence

The tomb of Incas valence is found in Ancon, Peru. It is a hanging textile termination with the lower…

Peruvian drinking vessel.

Vessel

Peruvian drinking vessel.