Alexander von Humboldt
Berlin 1769-1859 Berlin,was a German naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography was foundational to the field of biogeography. Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt travelled to Latin America, exploring and describing it from a scientific point of view for the first time. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. He was one of the first to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic were once joined (South America and Africa in particular). Later, his five-volume work Kosmos (1845) attempted to unify the various branches of scientific knowledge.

 

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Alexander von Humboldt Herbarium oil painting   

Painting ID::  38721
Alexander von Humboldt
Herbarium
mk141 ca.1800-03 Dried plants mounted on cardboard 38x23cm

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander von Humboldt Bignonia chicagoensis Bureau oil painting   

Painting ID::  38722
Alexander von Humboldt
Bignonia chicagoensis Bureau
mk141 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander von Humboldt Lobelia Fulgens oil painting   

Painting ID::  38723
Alexander von Humboldt
Lobelia Fulgens
mk141 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander von Humboldt Lobelia fulgens oil painting   

Painting ID::  38724
Alexander von Humboldt
Lobelia fulgens
mk141 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander von Humboldt Solanum humboldtili oil painting   

Painting ID::  38725
Alexander von Humboldt
Solanum humboldtili
mk141 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander von Humboldt Solanum citrifolium oil painting   

Painting ID::  38726
Alexander von Humboldt
Solanum citrifolium
mk141 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander von Humboldt Lycopersicum esculentum oil painting   

Painting ID::  38727
Alexander von Humboldt
Lycopersicum esculentum
mk141 1804 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander von Humboldt Panicum ruscifolium oil painting   

Painting ID::  38728
Alexander von Humboldt
Panicum ruscifolium
mk141 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

 

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Alexander von Humboldt
Berlin 1769-1859 Berlin,was a German naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography was foundational to the field of biogeography. Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt travelled to Latin America, exploring and describing it from a scientific point of view for the first time. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. He was one of the first to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic were once joined (South America and Africa in particular). Later, his five-volume work Kosmos (1845) attempted to unify the various branches of scientific knowledge.