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Now it did not take the form of contemptible mosquitoes and centipedes that embittered the victorious task of the enlightened martyr, but rather of a dissected text that did not need any scientific judgment to spread its wide wings in free flight. It became a butterfly with wings intact, which he left among his books so that it could die alone, so as not to kill it. This page intentionally left blank. chapter two Humboldt: The Silences and Complicities of Cartography A map of Esmeralda should include, marked in different colored inks, all these routes, solid and liquid, evident and hidden.

Such was its power and its indispensability that, in some messages sent to the Vatican, this became the basic theme of Colombian diplomacy and helped bring on recognition of its independence” (Quinas Amargas, 245). It is not clear whether this exploitation yielded Mutis economic gains, but it did represent his glory as a botanist and was the culmination of his surrender to American nature. 17 Shortly afterward, he decided not to return to Spain. In the above-cited letter to Charles IV’s doctor, he writes: This decision answers Your Honor’s questions as to my return to Spain to follow up upon those glorious ideas you have suggested about the reform of the Sciences.

Countless and continuous obstacles spring up to interrupt my literary tasks in the area of natural history. I have barely any time to involve myself in these matters, nor can I take any comfort in my previous plans which I highly suspect to be frustrated. Since Spain I had thought to . . investigate the Quinine, and such projects appeared well-founded in the confidence with which the Viceroy promised me that within a few days of our arrive he would assign me to this task. The silence which His Exc.

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