In honour of the most important German cultural patron and naturalist, Montblanc issued in 2007 the Patron of Art Edition Alexander von Humboldt.
Alexander von Humboldt is still regarded today as the first German cosmopolitan. The naturalist and cultural patron was born in Prussian Berlin during the Age of Enlightenment and later travelled the globe to explore new horizons.
Humboldt discovered a rich new world of flora on his great South American expedition from 1799 to 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.
Alexander von Humboldt was also an influential patron of culture in his day.
He was one of the Peace Class of the military order "Pour le merite" in 1842, an award that today still honours extraordinary service to science and the fine arts.
Humboldt used his influence at the royal court and in Prussian society to pave the way for artists like Hector Berlioz and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy through his recommendations and to promote science and culture.
The Alexander von Humboldt 4810 fountain pen excudes a very naturalistic sense. Its cap an barrel are formed by two contrasting materials, sterling silver and heartwood. Three silver ellipses covered with naturalistic designs run from the barrel to the cap creating a unique visual and tactile experience.
This is an exclusive limited edition fountain pen of 4810 numbered pieces released in 2007.
The Montblanc Patron Alexander von Humboldt 4810 fountain pen listed here is new from our stock and in perfect condition. The pen comes in the luxurious gift box provided by Montblanc for this limited edition.