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102791 | GERMANY. Alexander von Humboldt & Aimé Bonpland bronze Plaque.

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    102791  |  GERMANY. Alexander von Humboldt & Aimé Bonpland bronze Plaque. Issued 1904 for the XIV International Congress of Americanists (60mm x 40mm, 59.91 g, 12h). By Mayer & Wilhelm in Stuttgart.


    Busts of von Humboldt and Bonpland, wearing frock coats, facing slightly inwardly; all within oval medallions, with laurel trees in between; in two lines below, A. L. v. HUMBOLDT. A. BONPLAND. / 1799–1804 // Mountainous landscape somewhere in the Americas; in two lines below, XIV. INTERNAT. AMERICANISTEN–KONGRESS / STUTTGART 18.–23. AUGUST 1904. Edge: Plain.


    Bernd Kaiser V, 205. Mint State. Tan-brown surfaces, with a slight matte nature. Includes original box of issue.


    Ex David Nicholas Silich Collection (acquired from Frankfurter Münzhandlung, December 1999).


    The International Congress of Americanists was initially held every two years, with the first being staged in 1875 in Nancy, France. The 14th Congress ran from 18 to 23 August 1904, for which this plaque was made. Between 1799 and 1804, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt, a German, and Aimé Jacques Alexandre Bonpland, a Frenchman, traveled to and extensively explored Latin America.


    Upload: 1 May 2024.

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