Autograph Note Signed

Alexander Von Humboldt Autograph Note Signed


Alexander Von Humboldt Autograph Note Signed

Alexander Von Humboldt Autograph Note Signed    Alexander Von Humboldt Autograph Note Signed
Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 280917. ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT Autograph note in partially translated German signed by Alexander von Humboldt, the famous explorer and scientist. Autograph note signed "A V Humboldt". Written in German, partially translated: His Excellency/[illegible] State and Justice Minister/Mr.

A poor student when young, he developed a sudden interest in botany that was fully realized at the University of Göttingen, which he attended from 1789 to 1790. After studying at the School of Mines in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany, he received an appointment to the Prussian Mining Department and spent several years re-organizing the mines in a remote section of the Fichtel Mountains. He resigned this post in 1797 to devote himself to scientific exploration, which was put on hold during the Napoleonic Wars.

Finally, in 1799, von Humboldt set off on an epic 6,000-mile expedition through Central and South America with French botanist Aimé Bonpland. His adventures included climbing within 1,500 feet of the 20,702-foot summit of Chimborazo in the Andes - which remained a mountain-climbing record for nearly 30 years - as well as proving that the Casiquiare River connected the Amazon and Orinoco river systems and battling mosquitoes, fever and starvation.

Von Humboldt spent from 1804 to 1827 publishing his findings. Among his most important discoveries were the relation of a region's geography to the species inhabiting it and how volcanoes related to the metamorphosis of the Earth's crust. This work nearly bankrupted him, but he persevered, and in the last 25 years of his life published the first four volumes of his massive scientific textbook Kosmos. Written in an accessible, if not always logical, style, Kosmos attempted to correlate all of science then known and became a massive bestseller. A number of species and geographical features have been named after him, including the great Humboldt Current off the coast of South America in the Pacific Ocean.

Lightly toned, foxed and creased. Ink transference (does not touch signature). Folded once vertically and horizontally.

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The item "ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED" is in sale since Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical".

The seller is "historydirect" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. Authentication: Numbered COA issued by Gallery of History, Inc.
  2. Signed by: Alexander Von Humboldt
  3. Autograph Type: Autograph Note Signed
  4. Autograph: Authentic Original


Alexander Von Humboldt Autograph Note Signed    Alexander Von Humboldt Autograph Note Signed