Recommending a young geographer

Humboldt, Alexander von, naturalist, geographer, ethnographer and scientific traveller (1769-1859). Autograph letter signed ("AVHumboldt").

Potsdam, 30 June 1848.

Large 4to. 1½ pp. on bifolium.


A letter of recommendation to an unnamed "Excellency" on behalf of Heinrich (Henry) Lange, a young geographer and painter who had once worked on A. K. Johnston's "Physical Atlas", and whom Humboldt wanted to provide with a position at the Prussian Plankammer.

Contemporary note; somewhat spotty and minor edge defects.

Stock Code: BN#30759 Tags: , ,