From the Inside Flap
Created during Alexander von Humboldt's historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba-hailed by many as the scientific discovery of AmericaA"-these intricate and delicately tinted prints record his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain.
About the Author
H. WALTER LACK is director of the botanical gardens in Berlin-Dahlem, and a professor at the Free University of Berlin. He is the author of numerous books on botanical illustrations, including Jardin de la Malmaison: Empress Josephine's Garden and Florilegium Imperiale (both by Prestel).