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Humboldt

Humboldt : Miss E.G.Richards / C.Cook

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Alexander von Humboldt was a German naturalist and explorer, with a holistic approach to the natural sciences. Invited to accompany Baudin's voyage of circumnavigation, on its postponement Humboldt found his way to Madrid. From Spain in 1799 he set out to explore South America - tracking the Orinoco River, discovering the electric eel, and ascending mountains to record heights. He also made extensive surveys of Cuba. He delineated 'isothermal lines' in 1817, devising the method for comparing the climates of various countries. His legacy is seen in the many isothermic maps of the world which followed, and the species and place-names which bear his name.
mapmakers: Miss E.G.Richards C.Cook  
place and date of publication: London
medium and colour: steel plate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 200 x 105
ref: 37500

Price: £ 80

 
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