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Title: Suplemento al Seminario
Publication Info: : , [1809].
Physical Details: 15 7/10 x 21 cm
Physical Condition: Dog-eared and disintegrating edges.

Summary: Memorial of Dr. Joseph Celestino Mutis at 77 years old. Overview of his life and contributions to botanical studies, physics, astronomy, and medicine. His favorite book was Historia de los arboles de Quina.
Historical Notes: Spanish botanist and mathematician, José Celestino Mutis served a prominent role in the academic development of scientific and natural discovery in nineteenth-century Colombia. Mutis studied the sciences, medicine, and botany at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain and travelled to Colombia in 1760. Once in Colombia, Mutis explored botanical studies in detail and petitioned the king of Spain to sponsor a botanical expedition into Colombia to examine its flora and fauna. In 1783, the king approved the proposal, and Mutis led the expedition and framed its purpose around scientific and nature exploration. The Real Expedición Botánica, or the Royal Botanical Expedition, explored and recorded information about various climates, landscapes, plants and flowers, and river systems across the region. Pérez Arbeláez, Enrique. José Celestino Mutis y la Real Expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reyno de Granada. Bogotá: Instituto Colombiano de Cultura Hispánica, 1983. Pp. 6-8.

Subject(s): Mutis, José Celestino, 1732-1808
Medicine -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Botany -- Colombia
Astronomy -- Colombia -- History

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: 633