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    Alexander von Humboldt Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 5.25" x 7.25"; Berlin; February 23, 1852. A letter in German, untranslated.

    Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was a Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. His quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

    Condition: Evenly toned, with flattened folds. Separations occurring at the folds at top, right and left margins. Light soiling and creasing. A few annotations in pencil at top left corner, and on the verso at top and bottom. Traces of newsprint remain on back of letter at the top. Docketed on verso.


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