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The Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most famous explorers of his generation. Charles Darwin called him 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. In 1799, Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland secured permission from the Spanish crown for a voyage to South America. They left from Madrid and spent five years exploring the continent. Humboldt reported his findings in a total of thirty volumes, published in French over a period of more than twenty years beginning in 1805. This English translation by Helen Maria Williams of one important component of Humboldt's account, the Relation historique du voyage (1814-25), consists of seven volumes and was published in London between 1814 and 1829. Volume 7 (1829) focuses mainly on the geography of Cuba, its slave population and sugar production, and ends with Humboldt's experiences in Colombia.

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A seven-volume English translation, published 1814-1829, of a major work describing Humboldt's 1799-1805 scientific expedition to South America.

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The naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) travelled to South America in 1799. Five years of research there resulted in numerous publications. This seven-volume English translation of his Relation historique du voyage (1814-25) appeared between 1814 and 1829. Volume 7 (1829) focuses on Cuba and Colombia.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Book I: 1. Preparations. Instruments. Departure from Spain. Landing at the Canary Islands; 2. Stay at Teneriffe. Journey from Santa Cruz to Orotava. Excursion to the top of the Peak of Teyde.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781108028004
Author:
Von Humboldt, Alexander
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Bonpland, Aim
Author:
Aim
Author:
E
Author:
Williams, Helen Maria
Author:
Bonpland
Author:
Humboldt, Alexander Von
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
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Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration Personal Narrative of Travels to the
Series Volume:
Volume 1
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
492
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.51 x 1.3 in 1.61 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A seven-volume English translation, published 1814-1829, of a major work describing Humboldt's 1799-1805 scientific expedition to South America.
"Synopsis" by , The naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) travelled to South America in 1799. Five years of research there resulted in numerous publications. This seven-volume English translation of his Relation historique du voyage (1814-25) appeared between 1814 and 1829. Volume 7 (1829) focuses on Cuba and Colombia.
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