De Humboldt.['A. de Humboldt' signature facsimile.]
[Paris, n.d., c.1825.]
Lithograph, sheet 245 x 170mm. 9¾ x 6¾ ins. Small tear to lower left corner.
Alexander Von Humboldt (1769 - 1859), Prussian naturalist and explorer who explored much of Central and South America. Charles Darwin described him as 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived.' He is widely respected as one of the founders of modern geography. Alexander von Humboldt's travels, experiments, and knowledge transformed western science in the nineteenth century. Numbered '50', from a series of portraits of members of the Institut de France in Paris, a learned society incorporating five académies, including the L'Académie Française, L'Académie des Sciences, and L'Académie des Beaux-Arts.
Wellcome: 1467, 4.
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