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The Resource Vues des cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de lA̓mérique, par Al. de Humboldt

Vues des cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de lA̓mérique, par Al. de Humboldt

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Vues des cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de lA̓mérique
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Vues des cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de lA̓mérique
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par Al. de Humboldt
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Summary
Work based on Humboldt's travels, with French doctor and botanist Aimé́ Bonpland, to Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru between 1799 and 1804, often considered the founding work of American anthropology.
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DDO
Citation location within source
  • 4.3
  • 33754
  • 1630
  • III:373
Citation source
  • Fiedler, H. Alexander von Humboldts Schriften
  • Sabin
  • Lipperheide, F. Katalog der Freiherrlich von Lipperheide'schen Kostümbibliothek
  • Brunet
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Humboldt's travels, experiments, and knowledge transformed Western science. He and Bonpland were especially interested in botany, antiquities, minerals, geography, and geology, as shown by the large folded plate of a view of the great Andean volcano Chimborazo. Humboldt also included some of the first extensive reproductions of New World codices from the Columbian era, such as Codex Mendoza and the Dresden Codex
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Vues des cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de lA̓mérique, par Al. de Humboldt
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Note
  • This volume constituted the first part, second section of Humboldt's monumental thirty-volume work, Voyage aux regions equinoxiales du nouveau continent, fait dans les années 1799 à 1804
  • Illustrations engraved by Bouquet in Paris or Arnold in Berlin, after sketches by Humboldt and drawings by Aguera, Koch, Marchais, and others
Bibliography note
"Table alphabétique des auteurs et ouvrages": p. [323]-350
Dimensions
57 cm.
Extent
xvi, 350 pages, 68 leaves of plates (one double)
Lccn
56055116
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in red leather with burgundy leather corners and backstrip edged in gilt; ornamental gilt bands on spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Humboldt. Vues des cordilleres;" burgundy marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Presentation inscription on leaf [3]: "A Monsieur Ennius Quirinus-Visconti, membre de l'Institut de France. [signed] A. de Humboldt. Aimé Bonpland." Book plate on front pastedown of the library of philosopher and historian John Fiske, donated in 1926 to the University of California Southern Branch by a group of prominent Angelenos: Seeley W. Mudd, George I. Cochran, Meyer Elsasser, John R. Haynes, William L. Honnold, James R. Martin, and Mrs. Joseph F. Sartori.
Other physical details
69 illustrations (engravings, aquatints) (some colored)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)15335414
  • ucoclc15335414
Label
Vues des cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de lA̓mérique, par Al. de Humboldt
Publication
Note
  • This volume constituted the first part, second section of Humboldt's monumental thirty-volume work, Voyage aux regions equinoxiales du nouveau continent, fait dans les années 1799 à 1804
  • Illustrations engraved by Bouquet in Paris or Arnold in Berlin, after sketches by Humboldt and drawings by Aguera, Koch, Marchais, and others
Bibliography note
"Table alphabétique des auteurs et ouvrages": p. [323]-350
Dimensions
57 cm.
Extent
xvi, 350 pages, 68 leaves of plates (one double)
Lccn
56055116
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in red leather with burgundy leather corners and backstrip edged in gilt; ornamental gilt bands on spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Humboldt. Vues des cordilleres;" burgundy marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Presentation inscription on leaf [3]: "A Monsieur Ennius Quirinus-Visconti, membre de l'Institut de France. [signed] A. de Humboldt. Aimé Bonpland." Book plate on front pastedown of the library of philosopher and historian John Fiske, donated in 1926 to the University of California Southern Branch by a group of prominent Angelenos: Seeley W. Mudd, George I. Cochran, Meyer Elsasser, John R. Haynes, William L. Honnold, James R. Martin, and Mrs. Joseph F. Sartori.
Other physical details
69 illustrations (engravings, aquatints) (some colored)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)15335414
  • ucoclc15335414

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