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The Malaspina Expedition 1789-1794 / ... / Volume III / Manila to Cadiz - David, Andrew (Editor), and Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe (Editor), and Williams, Glyndwr (Editor)
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Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. In July 1789 he sailed from CA!diz in the purpose-built corvettes, Descubierta and Atrevida. On board the vessels were scientists and artists and an array of the latest surveying and astronomical instruments. The voyage lasted more than five years. On his return Malaspina began work on seven-volume account of the voyage, to dwarf the narratives of ...

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The Malaspina Expedition 1789-1794 / ... / Volume III / Manila to Cadiz 2005, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780904180848

Hardcover