Charles Marie de la Condamine.Gebohr. zu Paris d.28 Jan 1701. Gestorb daselbst.
[Weimar: n.d., c.1805.]
Stipple with large margins. Plate 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½").
Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701-74), French explorer, geographer, and mathematician who spent a decade in Ecuador measuring the length of a degree of latitude at the equator. His account first described the curare arrow poison and the correct use of quinine to fight malaria. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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