Notes about botany in the voyage of Humboldt and Bonpland in South America.
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Abstract: Alexander von Humboldt was one of the major figures in scientific exploration and discovery of the nineteenth century, and his expedition, with Aimé Bonpland, to South America, Cuba, and Mexico from 1799 to 1804, has been called the scientific discovery of America. The two volume work, Plantes équinoxiales recueillies au Mexique; dans l ile de Cuba, dans les provinces de Caracas, et sur les bords du Rio-Negro, de Orénoque et de la rivière des Amazones (1808-1809), is one of six sections on botany in Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland aux régions équinoxiales du nouveau continent, fait en 1799-1804, 23 volumes (1805-34). The text is by Humboldt and Bonpland and the plates are engravings from drawings by Antoine Poiteau (1766-1854) and P.J.F.Turpin (1775-1840).
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