As a geographer and natural scientist von Humboldt was also the author and editor of numerous books, some of them precious, hand-coloured folio volumes whose production cost him his inherited capital in the end.
The aim of the exhibition is to raise public awareness again to the rich collection of the library and to investigate the, at the time, spectacular insights of von Humboldt’s discoveries: Many of von Humboldt’s books convey impressions which changed our image of the world.
Public invitation to the exhibition opening on Monday, 8 July at 6 pm, lecture room of ULB Stadtmitte.
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt
Ausstellungsbereich UG 1
08.00 a.m. – 08.00 p.m.
Dr. Silvia Uhlemann