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The bishop's utopia : envisioning improvement in colonial Peru, Emily Berquist Soule

Label
The bishop's utopia : envisioning improvement in colonial Peru
Title
The bishop's utopia
Title remainder
envisioning improvement in colonial Peru
Statement of responsibility
Emily Berquist Soule
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In December 1788, in the northern Peruvian city of Trujillo, fifty-one-year-old Spanish Bishop Baltasar Jaime Mart{u2A6E}ez Compa{u4BA2}on stood surrounded by twenty-four large wooden crates, each numbered and marked with its final destination of Madrid. The crates contained carefully preserved zoological, botanical, and mineral specimens collected from Trujillo's steamy rainforests, agricultural valleys, rocky sierra, and coastal desert. To accompany this collection, the Bishop had also commissioned from Indian artisans nine volumes of hand-painted images portraying the people, plants, and animals of Trujillo. He imagined that the collection and the watercolors not only would contribute to his quest to study the native cultures of Northern Peru but also would supply valuable information for his plans to transform Trujillo into an orderly, profitable slice of the Spanish Empire
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Cataloging source
PU/DLC
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1975-
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Soule, Emily Berquist
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The early modern Americas
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  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Social planning
  • Utopias
  • Natural history
  • Material culture in art
  • Martínez Compañón y Bujanda, Baltasar Jaime
  • Martínez Compañón y Bujanda, Baltasar Jaime
Label
The bishop's utopia : envisioning improvement in colonial Peru, Emily Berquist Soule
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Utopias in the New World -- The books of a bishop -- Parish priests and useful information -- Imagining towns in Trujillo -- Improvement through education -- The Hualgayoc silver mine -- Local botany: the products of utopia -- The legacy of Mart{u2A6E}ez Compa{u4BA2}on -- Mart{u2A6E}ez Compa{u4BA2}on's native utopia
Control code
ocn858749408
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9780812245912
Other physical details
col. ill., col maps
Label
The bishop's utopia : envisioning improvement in colonial Peru, Emily Berquist Soule
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Utopias in the New World -- The books of a bishop -- Parish priests and useful information -- Imagining towns in Trujillo -- Improvement through education -- The Hualgayoc silver mine -- Local botany: the products of utopia -- The legacy of Mart{u2A6E}ez Compa{u4BA2}on -- Mart{u2A6E}ez Compa{u4BA2}on's native utopia
Control code
ocn858749408
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9780812245912
Other physical details
col. ill., col maps

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