Relaciones ocultas a fines del siglo XVIII: la Specimen Florae Americae Meridionalis (1780) del Real Jardim Botânico da Ajuda y los diseños científicos de la Real Expedición Botánica al virreinato peruano

Translated title of the contribution: Hidden relationships in late eighteenth century: the specimen florae americae meridionalis (1780) of the real jardim botanico da ajuda and the scientific drawings of the royal botanical expedition to the peru viceroyalty

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Abstract

This paper shows that in the final decades of the eighteenth century, beyond the diplomatic and military conflicts between Portugal and Spain, there were important scientific connections, which have been little studied. Having as a starting point the almost unknown Specimen Florae Americae Meridionalis (1780), a four volumes botanical work produced in Real Museu da Ajuda (Lisbon), we will explore the interest aroused in the circles of scholars and amateur botanists the arrival in Lisbon of over two hundred drawings of plants from the Royal Botanical Expedition to the Viceroyalty of Peru (1777-1788). Considering the Portuguese, Spanish and English personalities who were involved in the presence of these drawings in Portugal we will recover some of the practices that made possible in this period the circulation of scientific knowledge and the advancement of botany. In this sense, this study aims to make a novel contribution to the History of Botany in Portugal and Spain, and point paths for future research.
Translated title of the contributionHidden relationships in late eighteenth century: the specimen florae americae meridionalis (1780) of the real jardim botanico da ajuda and the scientific drawings of the royal botanical expedition to the peru viceroyalty
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalAsclepio-Revista De Historia De La Medicina Y De La Ciencia
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016
EventSeminário história de coleções: Investigação recente e novos olhares - Museu Nacional da História Nacional e Ciência, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 19 Nov 201421 Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Specimen Florae Americae Meridionalis
  • Scientific drawings
  • Royal Botanical Expedition to the Viceroyalty of Peru
  • Domingos Vandelli
  • Casimiro Gómez Ortega

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