Alexander von Humboldt Autograph

SKU: 8010198

Price:
Sale priceQAR 2.699,92

Description

Autograph letter signed, one page, 4 x 5 inch, Thursday (no date), in French, brief letter to Joseph-Philippe-François Deleuze (1753-1835, 18th-19th-century French naturalist) - concerning an appointment, written and signed in dark ink "Humboldt", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture of Alexander von Humboldt (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with mounting remnants to the upper right corner, and mild signs of age wear - in fine condition.

In parts:
"Permettez du grace que je me rende chez Vous aujourd`hui [...], mon excellent ami, vers le 4 1/2 [...]
   Humboldt
jeudi"

Translated:
"Please allow me to go to You today [...], my excellent friend, around 4 1/2 o'clock [...]
   Humboldt
Thursday"

Further Information on the person

Profession:
(1769-1859) Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer - Humboldt`s quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.

Year of Birth: 1769

Biography (AI generated)

Alexander von Humboldt was a renowned Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer, born on September 14, 1769, in Berlin, Germany. He is considered one of the most influential scientists of the 19th century, known for his extensive travels and groundbreaking contributions to the field of physical geography.

During his lifetime, Humboldt embarked on multiple scientific expeditions to various parts of the world, including South America, Russia, and the United States. His exploration of the Americas, particularly his five-year journey through Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and Cuba, provided him with valuable insights into the interconnectedness of nature and the planet.

Throughout his career, Humboldt made significant contributions to a wide range of scientific disciplines, including botany, geology, and climatology. He was a pioneer in the study of plant distributions and the phenomenon of climate zones, laying the groundwork for modern biogeography and Earth science.

One of Humboldt's most enduring legacies is his holistic approach to understanding the natural world, which emphasized the interconnectedness of all living things and the environment. His writings and theories inspired generations of scientists and environmentalists, shaping the way we think about the Earth and our place within it.

Despite his immense contributions to science, Humboldt was also known for his advocacy of social and political causes, including the abolition of slavery and the protection of indigenous peoples' rights. His commitment to social justice and environmental conservation continues to resonate with people around the world today.

Alexander von Humboldt passed away on May 6, 1859, in Berlin, leaving behind a legacy that has profoundly impacted the way we understand and appreciate the natural world.

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