Auction 142, Lot 308

"Pic d'Orizaba Vu Depuis la Foret de Xalapa", Humboldt, Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1811 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Physique du Royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5.3 inches
17.8 x 13.5 cm

This impressive view of the volcano Pico de Orizaba comes from Humboldt's Atlas Geographique et Physique du Royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne. Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico, is in the state of Veracruz, close to the Gulf of Mexico.

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.


Condition: A

Very wide original margins with a few minor spots outside of the engraved area.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 11/28/2012