in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History
P ublished online July 2017 .
Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History; Intellectual History. 7202 words.
During his breathtaking 19th-century scientific explorations of New Spain (as Mexico was known under Spanish rule), illustrious German scientific traveler Alexander von Humboldt crammed a...
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