This Collection of Botanical Iconography of the 18th century is the most relevant of the Flora of Colombia, and one of the best in the world, both from a scientific and artistic point of view. These are the original drawings made by the artists of the Expedition of the Royal Botanic Expedition of the New Kingdom of Granada, under the direction of José Celestino Mutis.

During thirty years, the expeditionaries collected specimens in the territories of Colombia and Ecuador, which were illustrated by the artists. As a result this collection has reached our days, and has been admired by scientists like Carlos Linnaeus and Alexander von Humboldt. Since 2002, it has been recognized by the UNESCO as Memory of the World Register for Latin America and the Caribbean (MOWLAC).

The data set includes information belonging to 5,796 records from a total of 7,167, including the scientific name, as well as subsequent identifications and revisions made by the specialists of the "Flora of the New Kingdom of Granada". This work is divided in various volumes in publishing process since 1952 thanks to an agreement between the Spanish and Colombian governments.

Taxonomic range

Proyecto de digitalización de los dibujos de la Real Expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reino de Granada (1783-1816), dirigida por José Celestino Mutis.

Kingdoms covered include Plantae.

Geographic range

Colombia, Sudamérica.

Number of in the collection

The estimated number of is 7,167.

Of these 5,796 are databased. This represents 80.9 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-06-09 08:53:44.0


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Digitised records available through the Atlas

The collections has 7,167 records.
The collection has databased 80.9 % of these (5,796 records).

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