"[Lot of 2] Tableau Physique de la Pente Occidentale du Plateau de la Nouvelle Espagne [and] Tableau Physique de la Pente Orientale du Plateau de la Nouvelle Espagne", Humboldt, Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von
Period: 1811 (published)
Publication: Atlas Geographique et Physique du Royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne
Color: Black & White
33 x 15 inches
83.8 x 38.1 cm
These two profile views combine to cover the entire elevation change from Acapulco to Mexico City, and from Mexico City on to Veracruz. On each side of the profile is an elevation scale noting other important comparative locations. Engraved by Bouquet.
Alexander von Humboldt was a world-famous geologist, geographer, naturalist and explorer. He spent 5 years exploring Latin America along with his partner Aime Bonpland. He was one of the first to document the area from a scientific point of view and the first to complete a profile view of an entire country.
References: Rumsey #328.12 & #328.13; Wheat (TMW) pp. 134-138.
Light offsetting and a few faint spots.