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A Botanical Reconquista

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the natural history expeditions of the Spanish Empire and outlines the mode of work. It explains that the expeditions were part of ambitious program of imperial science which ... More


Painting as Exploration

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes the botanical illustrations of the natural history expeditions of the Spanish Empire. It discusses how the illustrations look like, how they were made, and how they were used in ... More


Visions of Imperial Nature: Global White Space, Local Color

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the geopolitics of knowledge and the visual material of the Spanish Empire's natural history expeditions. It suggests that the expeditions were part of an effort to make much of ... More


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