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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 Epistemology

Natural History & Visual Epistemology

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(p.43) Chapter Two Natural History & Visual Epistemology
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Visible Empire
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Daniela Bleichmar

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0003

This chapter examines the importance and operation of visual epistemology in eighteenth-century natural history. It describes the specialized ways of looking that came to characterize naturalists at the time and the process through which they trained their eyes as diagnostic tools. It also discusses the contributions of naturalists in creating an inventory of the flora they explored, correcting erroneous information, and introducing new species. This chapter also highlights the importance of visual materials in their work.

Keywords:   visual epistemology, natural history, naturalists, flora, new species, visual materials

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