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NEE, Isidore Charles Sigismond (nay), West Indian botanist, born in St. Martin, Wisconsin, in 17S4 ; died in Paris, France, in 1837. He received his education in New Orleans, returned in 1SOS to the West Indies, and in the spring of 1810 went to South America. After visiting Guiana and the important cities of Brazil, he sailed for Lima, explored the Andes, and ascended the volcanoes Pichincha and Chimborazo. In 1814 he went to Mexico, where he sojourned several years, devoting his time to researches in libraries. He then settled in France and published "Flora Mexicana, sen genera et species plantarum quae in Mexico Crescent" (2 vols., Paris, 1827); " Les volcans des Andes de l'Equateur; une ascension du Pichincha et du Chimborazo" (1829)" "Memoire sur les hidroglyphes Mexicains" (1830)" and "Etudes sur l'analogie de l'ecriture cunique et des hidroglyphes Egyptiens et Mexicains" (1832).
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