[Alexander von Humboldt, signature facsimile]
Verlag u Eigenthum der Gebr. Rocca in Berlin. Druckv. J. Hesse in Berlin. [n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph. Publisher's stamp. Sheet 487 x 368mm. 19¼ x 14½". Horizontal crease.
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. The River Humboldt in Nevada is named after him, as the Paso del Quindio or the Alexander von Humboldt Passage du Quindio, in the Andes, Columbia.
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