Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 12, 217–223, 2021
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 12, 217–223, 2021

Tribute 09 Nov 2021

Tribute | 09 Nov 2021

The bicentenary of Georg Hartung, a German pioneer geologist, explorer, and illustrator

Carlos A. Góis-Marques et al.

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We present a tribute to Georg Friedrich Karl Hartung (1821–1891), a German geologist, on his 200th birthday. He was influenced by eminent 19th century scientific personalities and pioneered geological observations and sampling in the Azores, Madeira, and Canary Islands volcanic archipelagos. Later in his life, he travelled to the USA and explored Scandinavia. His work in Macaronesia is deemed classic, and many have been enriched by his detailed geological illustrations.