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Title: Almanaque para el ano de 1811. Calculado para el Nuevo Reyno de Granada
Creator: Don Francisco Josef de Caldas y Tenorio
Publication Info: Santa Fe de Bogotá : Con Licencia de la Suprema Junta en la Patriotica de Santa Fe de Bogota, 1810.

Summary: This almanac reviews lunar movements, eclipses, and calculations, and provides monthly agricultural recommendations for the year 1811.
Historical Notes: This work was completed by Francisco Jose de Caldas, a naturalist and scientific inventor who conducted botanical expeditions with Jose Celestino Mutis and Alexander von Humboldt. Caldas was engaged in sharing knowledge with the scientific community: he served as the director of the observatory in Bogotá, published a weekly commentary on botany, and produced almanacs. Caldas was eventually involved in the wars of independence and later executed by the Spanish American Reconquista in 1816.

Subject(s): Caldas, Francisco Jose de, 1768-1816
Almanacs, Colombian
Agriculture and state -- Colombia
Astronomy -- Colombia -- History
Botany -- Colombia -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: NA
Record Number: 643