Alexander Von Humboldt: 22 Pull-Out Posters -

Alexander Von Humboldt: 22 Pull-Out Posters



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A must-have for Alexander von Humboldt fans and botanic enthusiasts, this gorgeous collection of frameable posters of his studies is filled with natural wonders and meticulous detail. More than two centuries after Alexander von Humboldt established himself as a scientific trailblazer, the work of this pioneering explorer and naturalist is being rediscovered. Humboldt's travels in the Americas and Cuba were hailed by many as the "scientific discovery of America". These intricate botanical masterpieces reveal his revolutionary findings as he travelled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. Technically precise, these delicately tinted prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration. Perfect for close study as well as decoration, this treasury of botanical delight will help brighten any room and inspire anyone drawn to the beauty of the natural world. AUTHOR: Prof. Dr. Otfried Baume is the Academic Chairman Emeritus of Geography and Landscape Ecology at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany. SELLING POINTS: The 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt's birth is coming up in 2019. Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859): a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer. Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt travelled extensively to the Americas, exploring and describing them for the first time from a modern scientific point of view. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. This landmark voyage has been hailed as "the scientific discovery of America." Each poster in this book can be removed and its high quality reproduction and paper allow it to be framed and hung on the wall. 22 detachable posters

Product code: 9783791385136

ISBN 9783791385136
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H350xW280
No. Of Pages 46
Publisher Prestel