November 09, 2023

New layer incorporated into Jacques Huber's Expeditions Maps

During his extensive travels, Jacques Huber not only maintained field notebooks but also actively corresponded with his family, particularly his wife, Sophie Huber-Müller, and professional colleagues, such as Emil Goeldi, the director of the Museu Paraense. 

Jacques Huber notebook from Ucayali River - Peru (1898)

Letter to Sophie Huber-Müller - Purus Expedition (1904)

These documents serve as invaluable records of Huber's daily experiences and the challenges he encountered during his expeditions. Moreover, they constitute significant resources for the study of construction of botanical knowledge in the field, shedding light on the diverse actors involved in this process - such as indigenous peoples.

As part of the "Visual Cartography of Jacques Huber's Botanical Collections" project, we have transcribed and translated excerpts from these letters and notebooks. These insights have been integrated into the expeditions maps under a new layer named "Notes."

You can access these maps in the Expeditions section. Navigate through the layers to view specific information or overlay them to have a contextualized perspective of Huber's journeys.

Lucas Monteiro de Araújo

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