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Visible EmpireBotanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment$
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Daniela Bleichmar

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226058535

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.001.0001

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Natural History & Visual Culture in the Spanish Empire

Natural History & Visual Culture in the Spanish Empire

(p.3) Introduction Natural History & Visual Culture in the Spanish Empire
Visible Empire

Daniela Bleichmar

University of Chicago Press

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the visual culture and natural history in the Spanish Empire. This volume examines the twelve thousand images created between the late 1770s and the early 1800s which depict plants from all corners of the Spanish Empire outside of Europe, including much of the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Philippines. It aims to trace the history of Spanish scientific expeditions in the Age of Enlightenment and the history of visual evidence in both science and administration in the early modern Spanish Empire.

Keywords:   visual culture, natural history, Spanish Empire, plants, Americas, Caribbean, Philippines, scientific expeditions, Age of Enlightenment

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