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Portrait of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)

Small portrait of German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, done by English/American engraver John Sartain (1808-1897), after original portrait done by painter Ferdinand Theodor Hildebrandt (1804-1874).

Autograph note in French, signed by Humboldt, 20 Nov 1814, addressee unknown, but recommending the bearer, an "American" mineralogist/geologist, M. de Palacios [?].


ID: 2002-00291
Humboldt, Alexander von

Creation Nov. 20, 1814

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Print; LENGTH: 5.75 x 6.5 in.; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: History of Science

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