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Every detail of the Limited Edition Alexander von Humboldt pays tribute to the great naturalist and leading cultural patron. His spirit of discovery is brought to life in every detail in this Limited Edition.

In the 4810 edition the spine and corpus are made of black grenadille, a luxurious hardwood from the southern hemisphere. The inlay, clip and bindings are reproduced in 925 sterling silver bringing to mind the art of the native indians whose culture Humboldt studied on his South American expedition.

The 18 K gold nib is platinum-plated and bears a fine engraving of a sextant, one of Humboldt's favourite instruments which aided his research and surveying around the world on his voyages of discovery.

In the 888 edition the deep black onyx of the body and cap creates a fascinating contrast to the fittings made of 750 solid gold.

Limited Edition 4810

Launch: 2007
Limitation: 4.810 Fountain Pens

Characteristics:
• Black grenadille cap and barrel
• 925 sterling silver inlays
• Platinum-plated 18 K gold nib with an engraved sextant

Limited Edition 888         

Launch: 2007
Limitation: 888 Fountain Pens

Characteristics:
• Black deep onyx cap and barrel
• Solid gold inlay
• 18 K gold nib with an engraved sextant

About

Alexander von Humboldt's travels through distant continents and research of foreign cultures made him the first German cosmopolitan. The naturalist and cultural patron was born in Prussian Berlin during the age of Enlightment and later travelled the globe to explore new horizons. Humboldt discovered a rich new world of flora on his great South American expedition (1799 - 1804) and researched the language and culture of the native Indians. The result was "Kosmos" a literary lifework in which Humboldt expounded on the knowledge gained through his travels and research.

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Every detail of the Limited Edition Alexander von Humboldt pays tribute to the great naturalist and leading cultural patron. His spirit of discovery is brought to life in every detail in this Limited Edition.

In the 4810 edition the spine and corpus are made of black grenadille, a luxurious hardwood from the southern hemisphere. The inlay, clip and bindings are reproduced in 925 sterling silver bringing to mind the art of the native indians whose culture Humboldt studied on his South American expedition.

The 18 K gold nib is platinum-plated and bears a fine engraving of a sextant, one of Humboldt's favourite instruments which aided his research and surveying around the world on his voyages of discovery.

In the 888 edition the deep black onyx of the body and cap creates a fascinating contrast to the fittings made of 750 solid gold.

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