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Alexander Von Humboldt and the Botanical Exploration of the Americas

Art / PhotobookNew

By: Alexander von Humboldt(Illustrator), Hans Walter Lack(Author)

280 pages, 150 colour & b/w illustrations

Prestel

Hardback | Mar 2018 | #238240 | ISBN-13: 9783791384153
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £44.99 $59/€50 approx
Hardback | May 2009 | #179305 | ISBN-13: 9783791341422
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About this book

Recording Alexander von Humboldt's historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba – hailed by many as the "scientific discovery of America" – these intricate and delicately tinted prints reveal his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. The illustrations in Alexander von Humboldt: And the Botanical Exploration of the Americas give the English and Latin botanical names of the plants and are followed by an exhaustive index. Internationally renowned botanist H. Walter Lack lends his expertise to a fascinating essay that discusses Humboldt's significant contributions to the world of botany and scientific research. Technically precise, the prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration.


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Biography

H. Walter Lack is a professor at the Free University of Berlin. He is the author of numerous books on botanical illustrations, including Jardin de la Malmaison: Empress Josephine's Garden and Florilegium Imperiale (both by Prestel).

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