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Title: N. 1
Creator: Francisco Jose de Caldas
Publication Info: Popayan : , [1800].

Summary: This manuscript includes original field notes of an expedition including Francisco Jose de Caldas and two assistants in 1800.
Historical Notes: During this expedition, Caldas and his assistants travel across Popayan in the Coconuco region and up the Purace Volcano. The author of the field notes comments on observations about the landscape, agriculture, indigenous populations, and more. The field notes also reflect scientific measurements and data that reflect an important discovery made by Caldas in which he determined a method to measure altitude by boiling water at different elevations.

Subject(s): Caldas, Francisco Jose de, 1768-1816
Scientific Expeditions -- Colombia -- 19th Century
Discoveries in Sciences -- Colombia -- 19th Century
Botany -- Colombia -- 19th Century

Type: Manuscript
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: NA
Record Number: 649