|Alexander von Humboldt in his library (Eduard Hildebrant, 1856)|
earlier post. Rugendas was the subject of a novella by the Argentinian writer Cesar Aira, which documents the recent fascination of contemporary writers (e.g., Daniel Kehlmann) with Humboldt. Naturally I loved the portrait of Humboldt in his library.
Picture sources: Princeton U. Thematic Maps; Cerebro.com