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Author Bleichmar, Daniela, 1973-
Title Visible empire : botanical expeditions & visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment / Daniela Bleichmar.
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  QK21.S7 B54 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xii, 286 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-271) and index.
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.
Subject Botany -- Spain -- Colonies -- History.
Scientific expeditions -- Spain -- Colonies -- History.
Botanical illustration -- Spain -- Colonies -- History.
Natural history -- Spain -- Colonies -- History.
Spain.
ISBN 9780226058535 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226058530 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 706965700