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HUMBOLDT, A. - (Alexander von Humboldt in his study)

HUMBOLDT, A. -  (Alexander von Humboldt in his study)
(Alexander von Humboldt in his study) - HUMBOLDT, A.
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Title : (Alexander von Humboldt in his study).
Map maker : HUMBOLDT, A..
Date : Berlin, A. Duncker, 1845.
Size : 10.0 x 14.2 inches. / 25.3 x 36.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :This rare and charming lithography of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) in his study was made after a water colour of his close friend E. Hildebrandt.
Printed facsimile caption in Humboldt's handwriting lower right reads: "Ein treues Bild meines Arbeits Zimmers, als ich den zweiten Theil des Kosmos schrieb. AV Humboldt" [A faithful picture of my study while I was writing the 2nd part of Cosmos].
The wall is decorated with a large wall map of the world. The informal library scene shows the elderly explorer looking up from writing at his desk, books piled on a table and dresser, and three large storage boxes on the floor.
Lithographed by Bardtenschlager after a design by E. Hildebrandt. Published by Alexander Duncker. With blind stamp publishers stamp in lower margin.
Werner, Petra. Himmel und Erde: Alexander von Humboldt und sein Kosmos. Akademie Verlag, 2004. p. 2.
Condition : Colour lithography Printed on heavy paper. Paper slightly browned, with 3 marginal water stains.

ID: 34279

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