Alexander von Humboldt.
M. Auer's Verlag in Wien. Beilage zur Zeitschrift "Faust" [n.d., c.1860].
Lithograph in sepia, image 267 x 208mm.
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. From a photograph, printed in Vienna for the journal 'Faust'.
From the Blackburn Collection.
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