List of illustrations

  • Tupinambá feather cape
  • On the Islands Newly Discovered in the Indian Sea (De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis)
  • The True Brazil, a Province of Quito (Le vrais Bresil es province du Quito), detail
  • King-Hamy Portolan Chart
  • Frontispiece with allegories of the continents
  • A New Description of America or the New World (Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio)
  • The Discovery of America: Vespucci Landing in America, plate 1
  • Discovery of America: Vespucci Landing in America
  • America, from the Four Continents
  • Armadillo
  • Armadillo
  • Armadillo
  • Armadillo
  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple
  • Tupinambá scene with ahouaï tree
  • How the Black Slaves Work and Look for Gold in the Mines of the Region Called Veragua [Panama] (Comme les esclaves naigres travaillent et cherchent lor aux-mynes en la terre nommée Veraugue)
  • For [Treating] Inflammation in Infants (Contra infantium adustionem)
  • Impersonator of Huitzilopochtli and celebrants adorned with flowers
  • Description and illustration of Mexican medicinal herbs
  • Relación geográfica map of Guaxtepec
  • Relación geográfica map of Santiago Atitlán
  • Four Books: On the Nature and Virtues of the Plants and Animals That Are Accepted in Use in Medicine in New Spain, Mexico (Quatro libros: De la naturaleza, y virtudes de las plantas, y animales que estan recevidos en el uso de medicina en la Nueva España)
  • Copy of an Aztec Herbal (Codex de la Cruz-Badiano)
  • Frontispiece to Francisco Hernández, Treasure of the Medical Things of New Spain (Rerum medicarum Novae Hispaniae thesaurus)
  • Entries for Macpalxochi Quahuitl, Mamaztlacotl, and Matlal Xochitl
  • Frontispiece to Theodor de Bry’s edition of Girolamo Benzoni’s La historia del Mondo Nuovo
  • Depiction of indigenous rite with dance and tobacco smoking
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Depiction of tobacco in the title page to the second part of Nicolás Monardes
  • The Flower of Mechoacan
  • Pepper and peppers
  • The Way in Which Physicians Treat the Ill (Modo che tengono i medici nel medicare gl’infermi)
  • Tobacco and smoking head
  • Portrait of the author and title page to Giles Everard (Gilles Everaerts), Panacea
  • Depiction of tobacco smoking and coffee drinking
  • The Tree That Produces Cacao, & How the Indians Make Fire with Two Sticks (Albero, che produce il cacauate, & come gl’Indiani di due legni cavano fuoco)
  • Way of Dancing (Modo di ballare)
  • On the Cacaua Quahuitl (De Cacaua Quahuitl)
  • Cacao
  • The Cacao Tree, preparatory drawing for copperplate engraving
  • The nopal plant that is grown in America and produces cochineal (Nopal planta que se cría en la América y que produce la grana)
  • The Manner of Propagating, Gathering & Curing Ye Grana or Cochineel
  • Cochineal insect
  • Cochineal cultivation in Mexico and microscopic studies of the insect
  • Indian man harvesting cochineal
  • Cochineal insect and cultivation
  • Nahuatl-Spanish entries for xochitl (flower) and related terms
  • Description of the Sacrifices That the Indians Inhumanly Perpetrated in the New World of the Indies, Principally in Mexico (Tipus sacrificiorum que in maniter Indi faciebant in Novo Indiarum orbe precipue in Mexico)
  • Natural and Moral History of the Indies (Historia natural y moral de las Indias)
  • Passionflower
  • Passionflower
  • Comparison of two depictions of the passionflower
  • Cruciform tree with the figure of the crucified Christ found in Limache, Chile
  • Ritratto del Museo di Ferrante Imperato
  • Agave americana
  • Psittacus ararauna (Ara ararauna)
  • Passiflora coerulea
  • Maned Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus torquatus)
  • The Indian Fig [Opuntia] of Eichstätt (Ficus Indica Eystettensis)
  • Mameluca Woman
  • Mulatto
  • Coconuts
  • Gourds, Citrus, Fruits, and Cactus
  • Fruits, Pineapple, and Melon, etc.
  • Manioc
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Slender Gourds
  • Palm Inflorescence and Basket of Spices
  • Melon and Mangoes
  • Bananas and Guavas
  • Frontispiece
  • Pineapple
  • Branch of Water Lemon [Passionflower] with Snout Moth, Brush-Footed Butterfly Larva, and Flag-Footed Bug
  • Cocoa Tree with Southern Armyworm Moth
  • Key to the Sexual System (Clavis systematis sexualis)
  • The Sexual Method for Plants Described in the Systemate Naturae of the Most Illustrious Linnaeus, M.D. (Clariss: Linnaei M.D. methodus plantarum sexualis in sistemate naturae descripta)
  • Folia simplicia, sixty-two simple leaves
  • Frontispiece to Hortus Cliffortianus
  • Large and small turtles from America, Ceylon, and Amboina
  • Prickly Pear, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Opuntia Major Validissimis Spinis Munita. Inst. R. H.)
  • Large Flowering Sensitive Plant
  • Castelblanca—Pentandria Monogynia—Cana—Pacó cáajubá
  • Commelina hispida
  • Textual description of Commelina hispida
  • Commelina hispida and Callissia repens
  • Commelina hispida and Callissia repens
  • Commelina hispida and Callissia repens
  • Color Chart
  • Plant impression or ectype of cinchona
  • Plant impression or ectype of cinchona
  • Vittaria
  • Zamia
  • Scleria macrophylla Presl.
  • Eriocaulon
  • Alstroemeriae multiflorae fructificatio
  • Alstroemeria multiflora
  • Alstroemeria salsilla
  • Bromelia
  • Burlingtonia
  • Renealdia
  • Heliconia
  • Micropiper
  • Marathrum foeniculaceum
  • Gunnera
  • Gunnera
  • Aristolochia
  • Calea
  • Mutisia clematis
  • Lobelia
  • Lobelia
  • Psycothria
  • Mussaenda
  • Cerbera thevetia
  • Loranthus
  • Uvaria
  • Passiflora
  • Coriaria ruscifolia
  • Dolichos
  • Brownea Rosa de Monte
  • Cinchona cordifolia
  • Sample of American Birds
  • Sample of American Birds
  • His Majesty’s Giant Anteater
  • Noble Indian Man of Quito in His Finery (Yndio Principal de Quito en trage de Gala)
  • Indian Woman in Her Finery (Yndia en trage de Gala)
  • Noble Lady with Her Black Slave (Sra. Prinsipal con su negra, Esclava)
  • Yapanga from Quito, in the Dress Worn by This Class of Women Who Try to Please (Yapanga de Quito con el trage que usan esta clase de Mugeres que tratan de agradar)
  • Yumbo Indian from the Surroundings of Quito in His Suit of Feathers and Fangs from Wild Animals
  • Yumbo Indian from Maynas with His Load (Yndio Yumbo de Maynas con su Carga)
  • Painting of the Natural, Civil, and Geographical History of the Kingdom of Peru (Quadro de historia natural, civil y geográfica del reyno del Perú)
  • Baron Alexander von Humboldt
  • Altitude of Cinchonas in General and of That of Loxa or Cinchona Officinalis in Particular (Nivelación de las quinas en g[ene]r[a]l y de la de Loxa en particular o de la Cinchona officinalis)
  • The Geography of Equinoctial Plants: Physical Tableau of the Andes and Surrounding Area (Géographie des plantes équinoxiales: Tableau physique des Andes et pays voisins)
  • Chimborazo Seen from the Tapia Plateau (Le Chimborazo, vu depuis le plateau de Tapia)
  • Virgin Forest Near Manqueritipa, in the Province of Rio de Janeiro (Forèt vierge près Manqueritipa, dans la province de Rio de Janeiro)
  • The Artist Carried by a Sillero over the Chiapas from Palenque to Ocosingo, Mexico
  • Portrait of Charles Darwin
  • Map of South America
  • Cactus finch, now Geospiza scandens (Cactornis scandens)
  • Title page to Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
  • Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus, Linn.)
  • Panoplites jardini
  • Great odontogloss (Odontoglossum grande)
  • Big Book, Great Evil (mega biblion, mega kakon)
  • Frontispiece from Twelve Views in the Interior of Guiana
  • Pirara and Lake Amucu from Twelve Views in the Interior of Guiana
  • Intermediate Stages of Blooming
  • Agricultural Map (Carta agrícola)
  • Siredon tigrina, female
  • Mexican Hummingbirds, 9–12
  • Candelabra Cactus [Pachycereus weberi] (Cardón del pueblo de Tecomavaca)
  • Chimborazo
  • The Valley of Mexico (Valle de México)
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~Visual Voyages—the exhibition and the book—explores the depiction of the natural world in the region we now call Latin America, and the ways in which Latin Americans and Europeans both contributed to developments in art and science during the first truly global era, the period stretching from the voyages of Christopher Columbus at the...
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~Sometimes, when walking through the hushed rooms of a museum, you come upon an object that stops you in your tracks. There you were, turning a corner after having spent some time looking at a work, or briskly making your way toward a room you remember from a previous visit, or perhaps on your way to the cafeteria or the bathroom or the gift shop....
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~When the French writer André Thevet in 1557 published an account of the voyage he had taken to Brazil two years earlier, his printer worried that readers would find much in the text hard to believe. Might they not reasonably doubt the veracity of...
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~~In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Latin American animals, plants, and minerals entered into international circulation as new foods, lucrative commodities, useful medicines, and important components of new cultural traditions. Silver from American mines...
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~The early modern period was the first truly global era, a time of unprecedented voyages and encounters. Although explorers, conquistadors, settlers, missionaries, traders, and slaves journeyed farther than ever before, the great...
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~Two scientist-explorers transformed the study of nature in the nineteenth century: Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin. For both, the experience that changed their lives and careers, as well as the course of science, was a voyage.
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~This book would not exist without the magnificent collections and talented staff of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work closely with both. My thanks above all to Catherine Hess, who embraced the project with enthusiasm from the beginning and contributed so much to the exhibition we...
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