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Acosta Joaquim

Acosta, Joaquim (d. 1852), a distinguished geographer and historian in the military service first of Columbia and afterwards of New Granada. In 1834 he began a series of explorations, which have added much to our knowledge of South America. In 1848 he published a valuable compendium on the discovery and colonisation of New Granada, and in 1849 he re-edited the works of Caldas, a learned antiquarian often quoted by Humboldt.