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Reyes, Raquel A. G. (2013) 'Collecting and the Pursuit of Scientific Accuracy: The Malaspina Expedition in the Philippines, 1792.' In: Boomgaard, Peter, (ed.), Empire and Science in the Making: Dutch colonial scholarship in comparative global perspective, 1760=1830. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 63-89. (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

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This chapter focuses on botanical collecting, an important aspect of Spanish scientific voyaging in the Enlightenment and one of the most significant achievements of the Malaspina expedition. I will discuss the expedition’s collecting in the Philippine Islands, Spain’s Pacific possession. The information collected by the expedition, I will show, was distinguished by scientific accuracy, the pursuit of which profoundly influenced all the expedition’s data-gathering tasks, from surveying and mapping to botanizing and drawing.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History
ISBN: 9781137334015
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Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2013 10:50

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