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Experiential CaribbeanCreating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic$
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Pablo F. Gómez

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469630878

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630878.001.0001

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(p.191) Conclusion
Experiential Caribbean

Pablo F. Gómez

University of North Carolina Press

Between July and September 1816, José Fernandez and a team of Spanish royal functionaries inventoried a large and precious set of boxes in Santa Fé de Bogotá.1 The 104 boxes contained thousands of paintings and descriptions of botanical, animal, and mineral specimens collected over twenty-five years by a team of natural historians, botanists, geographers, chemists, painters, royal functionaries, and hundreds of “empiric” women and men charged with exploring and recording the “harsh countryside” and “wild forests” of New Granada and Venezuela....

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