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The Resource Visible empire : botanical expeditions & visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment, Daniela Bleichmar

Visible empire : botanical expeditions & visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment, Daniela Bleichmar

Label
Visible empire : botanical expeditions & visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment
Title
Visible empire
Title remainder
botanical expeditions & visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Daniela Bleichmar
Title variation
Botanical expeditions & visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1777 and 1816, botanical expeditions crisscrossed the vast Spanish empire in an ambitious project to survey the flora of much of the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Philippines. While these voyages produced written texts and compiled collections of specimens, they dedicated an overwhelming proportion of their resources and energy to the creation of visual materials. European and American naturalists and artists collaborated to manufacture a staggering total of more than 13,000 botanical illustrations. Yet these images have remained largely overlooked - until now. In this lavishly illustrated volume, Daniela Bleichmar gives this archive its due, finding in these botanical images a window into the worlds of Enlightenment science, visual culture, and empire. Through innovative interdisciplinary scholarship that bridges the histories of science, visual culture, and the Hispanic world, Bleichmar uses these images to trace two related histories: the little-known history of scientific expeditions in the Hispanic Enlightenment and the history of visual evidence in both science and administration in the early modern Spanish empire. As Bleichmar shows, in the Spanish empire visual epistemology operated not only in scientific contexts but also as part of an imperial apparatus that had a long-established tradition of deploying visual evidence for administrative purposes
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bleichmar, Daniela
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QK21.S7
LC item number
B54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Botany
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Botanical illustration
  • Natural history
  • Pflanzen
  • Pflanzendarstellung
  • Spanien
  • Amerika
  • Karibik
  • Philippinen
Label
Visible empire : botanical expeditions & visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment, Daniela Bleichmar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: natural history and visual culture in the Spanish empire -- A botanical reconquista -- Natural history and visual epistemology -- Painting as exploration -- Economic botany and the limits of the visual -- Visions of imperial nature: global white space, local color -- Conclusion: the empire as an image machine
Control code
706965700
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780226058535
Lccn
2011008981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021346508
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)706965700
Label
Visible empire : botanical expeditions & visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment, Daniela Bleichmar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: natural history and visual culture in the Spanish empire -- A botanical reconquista -- Natural history and visual epistemology -- Painting as exploration -- Economic botany and the limits of the visual -- Visions of imperial nature: global white space, local color -- Conclusion: the empire as an image machine
Control code
706965700
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780226058535
Lccn
2011008981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021346508
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)706965700

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