Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867

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Dates:
Birth 1782-09-23
Death 1867-02-03
Germans
German

Biographical notes:

Maximilian, Prinz zu Wied-Neuwied, German naturalist, ethnographer, and explorer who traveled to the American West in the 1830s, accompanied by Karl Bodmer, artist.

From the description of Letter : Neuwied, to [Samuel George Morton?], 1841 Feb 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81161121

From the description of Letter : Neuwied, to [Samuel George Morton?], 1841 Feb 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702159688

Thomas M. Brewer (1814-1880) was an American ornithologist and oölogist. Maximilian, Prince of Wied, travelled extensively in the United States, describing the indigenous peoples, as well as the flora and fauna of the area.

From the description of Letter : Neu-Wied on the Rhine (Germany), to Thomas M. Brewer, Boston, 1847 Mar. 24. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 39728432

Prince Maximilian of Wied spent two years on a natural science expedition to the American West in 1832-1834 along with Swiss artist Karl Bodmer. In 1839 Maximilian published his account in German titled Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834. Eighty-one aquatints engraved from Bodmer's original art work were issued separately between 1839-1841.

From the description of Letter : Neuwied [Germany], to Mr. H.E. Lloyd, 1841 Feb. 7. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41078754

Prince Maximilian of Wied spent two years, along with two other German scientists, exploring the coastal forests of Brazil between 1815 and 1817. He made detailed notes and sketches on the aborigines and their customs and later published in 1820-1821 his Reise nach Brasilien in den jahren 1815 bis 1817. This work established Maximilian's reputation as an explorer, naturalist, and ethnologist.

From the description of Letter : Neuwied [Germany], to H.L. Brönner, 1818 July 10. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41078274

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  • Manuscripts--German
  • Travelers--History--19th century--Sources
  • Publishers and publishing--History--19th century--sources
  • Scientific expeditions--History--19th century--Sources
  • Naturalists
  • Publishers and publishing--19th century--Sources

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  • Germany (as recorded)
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  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Neuwied (as recorded)