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    Alexander von Humboldt Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 3.5" x 4" (sight). A letter in French, untranslated. Matted and framed with an engraving of Humboldt to an overall size of 8.25" x 15".

    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: Uneven toning, darker around the ink. One small tear along the right margin not affecting any text.


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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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