Search results for: 'HUMBOLDT, Alexander von'
(HUMBOLDT, Alexander von.) Fine mezzotint portrait by Paul Sigmund Habelmann after the painting by Emma Gaggiotti Richards
Berlin : 1854Rare and very attractive half-length portrait of the great German naturalist, explorer and botanist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), the finest and most impressive version from the oil by Emma Gaggiotti Richards, an oval head-and-shoulders portrait, the original of which is at the Archiv der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. It... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131927
HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe.
London : 1851-60A uniformly bound set of Otté's English translation of Humboldt's magnum opus, its third appearance in English, here in a mixed edition: volumes three and five in first edition, the remainder printed in 1860.
First published in German 1845-62, Humboldt's magnum opus "erupted onto the scientific scene in Europe and triggered a massive shift in cultural... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 139341
HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe.
Paris : 1817First separate issue, the work also being issued in periodical form in Mémoires de physique et de chimie de la societe Arcueil 3 (1817). The work is notable for containing the first map to show the use of isotherms, a term Humboldt coined for lines of equal average temperatures. The chart extends only across the northern hemisphere, from America to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 90281
ORLICH, Leopold von. Travels in India, including Sinde and the Punjab.
London : 1845First edition in English, same year as the first German, an exceptional association copy, from the personal library of the earl of Ellenborough, who was Governor General at the time of the events described. It is uncommon in the cloth.
Orlich (1804-60) was a Prussian officer in the Emperor Alexander Regiment who sought permission to join the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139592
CALDAS, Francisco José de. Ensayo de una memoria sobre un nuevo método de medir las montañas,
Burdeos : 1819First edition of the posthumously published work in which Caldas describes his principal scientific achievement, the discovery of a method for measuring altitude by the boiling point of pure water. Caldas (1768-1816), a self-taught scientist - and a lawyer and military engineer - from Popayán, New Granada, independently discovered the hypsometric principle... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 139366
HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. Hong Kong.
Hong Kong : [c.1863]Fine atmospheric oil of a narrow stepped street in Hong Kong, a version of which was published as plate 116 of the grand portfolio depicting his world travels. Eduard Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1817, he studied with the marine artist Wilhelm Krause, and with Eugene Isabey in Paris, winning three medals at the Paris salon in 1843. On his return... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 75835
ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam. Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the confines of India and China.
London : 1860First edition. Having trained as a stonemason, Atkinson became an architect carrying out some highly accomplished commissions in the Manchester area. Around 1844 "inspired by Alexander von Humboldt's accounts of Siberia, Atkinson then moved to St Petersburg There, in 1846, he abandoned architecture as a profession for the pursuits of an explorer and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139349
ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam. Oriental and Western Siberia:
London : 1858First edition of this handsome book. Having trained as a stonemason, Atkinson became an architect carrying out some highly accomplished commissions in the Manchester area. Around 1844 "inspired by Alexander von Humboldt's accounts of Siberia, Atkinson then moved to St Petersburg There, in 1846, he abandoned architecture as a profession for the pursuits... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139393