Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du nouveau continent, fait en 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804. 34 vols. Paris, 1807 – 1834.
In 1799 Humboldt and Bonpland embarked on a six-year tour of research through South America and Mexico, a trip which would afterwards be called, justifiably, "the scientific discovery of America." The two amassed exhaustive data in a wide array of fields from meteorology to ethnography, and gathered 60,000 plant specimens, 6,300 of which were previously unknown in Europe. Their American travel journals— issued under the general title Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du nouveau continent, fait en 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804— were published in thirty-four volumes between 1807 and 1834. Digital facsimiles are available from the Internet Archive and Bnf Gallica.
Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, BOTANY, Biogeography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South America, NATURAL HISTORY, NATURAL HISTORY › Art & Natural History, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists, ZOOLOGY