Alex von Humboldt.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple with large margins. Plate 140 x 89mm (5½ x 3½").
Alexander Von Humboldt (1769-1859), the 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 portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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