Hommage A M. Alex. Humboldt, Par MM. Bory De St. Vincent, Drapiez Et Van Mons.
[n.d., pencil annotation gives 1812.]
Lithograph, sheet 207 x 155mm.
Scarce lithograph, early example of the technique, of 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 traveler 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. Collector's stamp on verso.
[Ref: 7484] £130.00