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Stock# 59108
Description

Fine map of a portion of Brazil, prepared to illustrate Prince Maximilian of Wied's expedition to Brazil in 1815-1817.

Born at the end of the European Enlightenment, Maximilian of Wied was friends with two important explorers, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, a major comparative anthropologist under whom he studied biological sciences and Alexander von Humboldt, who served as Maximilian's mentor.   

Wied led an expedition to southeast Brazil (1815 - 1817), which resulted in the discovery of the Botocudos tribe in 1816, which Wied described for the first time.   

Condition Description
Laid on a black archival mat board.