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Alexandre De Humboldt.
Alexandre De Humboldt.
H. Grevedon =1824. [signed and dated in plate.] Steabe pinxt.
Lith de Demanne. [c.1825.]
Lithograph, sheet 420 x 345mm. 16½ x 13½". Soiled.
Fine portrait 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 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. Published in France.
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