ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT IN SEINER BIBLIOTHEK. (ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT IN HIS LIBRARY.)

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Eduard Hildebrandt

Artist's Biography

Alexander Von Humboldt in seiner Bibliothek. (Alexander Von Humboldt in his library.)

Chromolithograph, 1856
Image 19 1/2 x 27 1/8" (49.3 x 69 cm) plus title and margins
Overall in good condition. Some overall soft time toning of the paper and occasional fox mark. Some minor surface abrasions in the upper portion of the image.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95066
Price: $1,250.00
Publisher : Comm-Verlag v. Storch & Kramer. Berlin
This image depicts Alexander von Humboldt’s apartment at 67 Oranienburger Strasse in Berlin, where he lived from 1827 until the end of his life.
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was a pre-eminent polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and scientist. Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt travelled extensively in Latin America, exploring and describing it for the first time from a modern scientific point of view. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. Humboldt was one of the first people to propose plate tectonics, that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean were once joined (South America and Africa in particular). Humboldt resurrected the use of the word cosmos from the ancient Greek and assigned it to his multi-volume treatise, Kosmos, in which he sought to unify diverse branches of scientific knowledge and culture. This important work also motivated a holistic perception of the universe as one interacting entity. He was the first person to describe the phenomenon and cause of human-induced climate change, in 1800 and again in 1831, based on observations generated during his travels.

one of the greatest minds of his time.

Print is embossed in the title margin with a representation of von Humboldt's seal.

Image mounted on card stock as issued.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Famous People

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