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The diagram of the Andean volcano, known as the Chimborazo Map, is the best-known of Humboldt’s Naturgemälde, providing detailed information about the plants he found there.

Alexander von Humboldt - Humboldt's Naturgemälde, also known as the Chimborazo Map, is his depiction of the volcano in cross section, with detailed information about plant geography. The illustration was published in The Geography of Plants, 1807

Mapa del recorrido de Humboldt por España.

Mapa del recorrido de Humboldt por España.

A chart comparing the sizes of mountains around the world, ca. 1850, dedicated by Amboise...

Humboldt’s Gifts

Geology: comparative shapes and heights of mountains.

Old map by Humboldt, A. von. - Atlas zu Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos.

Before "Cosmos" 2012 there was "Cosmos" 1845

Model of a cross section of the earth's crust after the current view of geology. Geological Strata by Alexander von Humboldt

A portion of Westgarth Forster's strata (1809) showing Whin Sill and Great Limestone. See: http://westgarthforster.blogspot.com/?view=magazine   and  http://www.pbase.com/hajar/british_minerals

Minerals from the North of England by hajar

Alexander von Humboldt, Voyage of Discovery: Atlas of the Americas (Illustrations from the 1799 Expedition to South and Central America), engravings originally published circa 1810.

magictransistor: “Alexander von Humboldt, Voyage of Discovery: Atlas of the Americas (Illustrations from the 1799 Expedition to South and Central America), engravings originally published circa.

1929 Vintage  Print of the  Earth Geological Cross Sections, Rivers and Mountains.

Large Geological Chart, Cross Sections of the Earth, Rivers and Mountains Antique Print 1929

1929 Vintage Print of the Earth Geological Cross Sections, Rivers and Mountains.

1894 Antique Geology Print, Mountain Range, Geological Formation, Rocks, Skye Island, Great Britain, Hessen, Mechernich, Bentheim, Germany

1894 Antique Geology Print, Mountain Range, Geological Formation, Rocks, Skye Island, Great Britain, Hessen, Mechernich, Bentheim, Germany

Geology: the ages of the Earth and details of types of stone. Lithograph by Bethmont, 1911

Geology: the ages of the Earth and details of types of stone. Lithograph by…

Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe – Brain Pickings

Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe

Buddhist Cosmological Map Sekai dais no zu (Buddhist Cosmological Map). Japan: 1830 This map represents the Buddhist mythological and real worlds. The upper half of the map depicts the seven great forests interwoven with seven rivers, the Sun God Pal

Alexander von Humboldt and the Invention of Nature: How One of the Last True Polymaths Pioneered the Cosmos of Connections

Alexander von Humboldt and the Invention of Nature: How One of the Last True Polymaths Pioneered the Cosmos of Connections

inland-delta: “ Alexander Humboldt, Comparison of plants found on Chimborazo, Mont Blanc, and Sulitjelma in Norway, 1817 ”

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