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dc.contributor.authorSaporiti Machado, J.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorAntunes, M.pt_BR
dc.description.abstractFrom the end of the eighteenth until the beginning of the nineteenth century, wood samples were regularly sent to the Royal Army Arsenal in Lisbon for testing. The large number and variety of samples, as well as increasing interest on Brazil, explain why, in 1805, the Prince Regent of Portugal commissioned the preparation of four collections containing 1,213 timber specimens from Brazil and twelve from other origins. One of these collections, housed in a cabinet at the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, is now being studied in order to reveal its origins and to identify the wood samples. Botanical identifications will provide valuable information about the wood resources and the species used by furniture-makers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.pt_BR
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge the support of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia through the Research Project HC/0074/2009, Percurso científico do Património do Museu da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. They also acknowledge the Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, Rio de Janeiro; the Natural History Museum, London; the Biblioteca Nacional and the Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino, Lisbon, for access to manuscripts and further documentation.pt_BR
dc.publisherOxford University Presspt_BR
dc.titleAniceto Rapozo’s cabinet at the Lisbon Academy of Sciencespt_BR
dc.description.magazineJournal of the History of Collectionspt_BR
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