Alexander von Humboldt.
Druck des Konigl. lith. Instituts zu Berlin, (von Berndt). Berlin Verlag u. Eigenthum des literarischen Instituts. [n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph on india liad paper, sheet 555 x 435mm. 21¾ x 17". Some soiling and spotting, mostly marginal.
Fine portrait of Alexander Von Humboldt (1769 - 1859), in a landscape with pencil and paper in his right hand. Humboldt was a 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. With 'Literarisches Instituts Berlin' publisher's blindstamp.
Wellcome: 1467, 15.
[Ref: 11068] £360.00