Viaggi e scienza
Le istruzioni scientifiche per i viaggiatori nei secoli XVII-XIX

A cura di M. Bossi e C. Greppi

2005, cm 17 x 24, liv-380 pp. con 2 figg. f.t.

ISBN: 9788822254450

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Instructional guides for travellers form an essential part of the systematic exploration of the world from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. The advice they contain tends to discipline as well as to stimulate observation of the various physical and cultural realities both within and outside the European continent. The texts are not only an integral part of the literature of travel – they constitute a very significant expression of the western system of knowledge as a whole.