Map of Teneriffe from Leopold von Buch's "Atlas des Iles Canaries" from 1836.
Humboldt Project: Open Digital Research Library
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Cooperation Partners:Fundación Canaria Orotava
The Humboldt Project aims at an open digital library dealing with a core aspect of the history of science: the role that scientific expeditions played in the discovery of the world. It is concerned with the central documents resulting from European expeditions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, whose investigations focused on the Canarian Archipelago. The name Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) is intimately linked to this tradition.
The project has been initiated in April 2002 by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin and the Fundación Canaria Orotava de Historia de la Ciencia (FCOHC) in Tenerife. Their cooperation aims to combine interdisciplinary investigation and dissemination using new electronic media.