Le Bn. A. De Humboldt.Membre de l'Institut.
Galerie Universelle Publiee par Blaisot [n.d., c.1825.]
Lithograph on india laid paper, india 170 x 135mm. India detached at lower edge, with pin hole above image.
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 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. He was a member of the Institut de France in Paris, a learned society incorporating five académies, including the L'Académie Française, L'Académie des Sciences, and L'Académie des Beaux-Arts. It was created on October 25, 1795.
Wellcome: 1467, 4. From the Blackburn Collection.
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