Alexander von Humboldt aged 80. (1850.)
Engraving, sheet 245 x 160mm. Some foxing and staining outsid. iimage.
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.
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