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LOUIS AGASSIZ - SIGNATURE(S) - HFSID 17631

 

LOUIS AGASSIZ. Signature: "Ls Agassiz", 3x2. Born in French-speaking Switzerland and educated at European universities, Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) accepted a Professorship at Harvard (1848) and spent the rest of his life promoting American science. He made highly influential studies of fossil fish and glaciers, coining the term "Ice Age" to describe an ancient era of extensive glaciation. Although his fossil studies were used by others to support Darwin's Theory of Evolution, Agassiz never accepted that doctrine. He espoused catastrophism, believing that new species emerged after such upheavals, and defined a species as "a thought of God". Lightly soiled and stained, light stain at signature (completely legible). Pencil marks at blank areas. Overall, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 12½x18¾.


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LOUIS AGASSIZ
Born: May 28, 1807
Died: December 12, 1873



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