Revista de geografía Norte Grande
versión ISSN 0718-3402
RIOS LLANEZA, Macarena. Práctica científica en el Pacífico centroamericano: Los viajes de José Moraleda (1802-1804). Rev. geogr. Norte Gd. [online]. 2012, n.51, pp. 159-183. ISSN 0718-3402. doi: 10.4067/S0718-34022012000100009.
From the perspective of the history of science, this research seeks to understand the scientific field work carried out by captain Moraleda during his exploratory trip along the Pacific Ocean of Central America between 1802 and 1804. By means of studying his techniques, his instruments and his knowledge, we can identify the scientific characteristics proper of a marine's duty and those that yielded the geographic knowledge of America in the 18th century.
Palabras clave : José Moraleda; Central America's Pacific Ocean; astronomic navigation; scientific field work; 18th century; 19th century.