Autor: Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper, Elisa Garrido
Ever since their first research into Alexander von Humboldt’s stay in Spain, Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper and Elisa Garrido have been surprised by the absence of an ensuing relationship between the wise Prussian and the Spanish Crown and Authorities. On starting new research, they found that indeed he sent his first work to Carlos IV from Rome accompanied by a letter of gratitude for the protection he had received during his American trip and submission to the Spanish Crown, which they now present. This first literary fruit of his voyage, which Alexander von Humboldt alluded to in the letter is the first instalment of his work Plantes Équinoxiales, Recueillies au Mexique, dans l’ile de Cuba, dans les provinces de Caracas, de Cumana etc., published in Paris in 1805.
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