Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun

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Photograph of Victor Adolpe Malte-Brun, from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun (1816 – 13 July 1889) was a French geographer and cartographer.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Paris, France, the son of Conrad Malte-Brun, another geographer, of Danish origin, and founder of the Société de Géographie. After having been professor of history in several colleges, he devoted himself especially to geographical studies.[1]

In 1851, Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun became a member of the Société de Géographie, and quickly rose to be its secretary-general. He was also principal editor of the Nouvelles Annales des Voyage.[1]

He died in Marcoussis in the Essonne département and is buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris.

Legacy[edit]

His name was given to the street in Marcoussis where he once lived.

Mount Malte-Brun in New Zealand's Southern Alps was named, by Sir Julius von Haast, after him.

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Jeunes voyageurs en France (1840)
  • Destinée de Sir John Franklin dévoilée (1860)
  • Nouvelles acquisitions des Russes dans l'Asie orientale (1861)
  • Les États-Unis et le Mexique (1862)
  • Coup d'œil sur le Yucatan (1864)
  • Sonora et ses mines (1864)
  • Canal interocéanique du Darien (1865)
  • Histoire de Marcoussis (History of Marcoussis) (1867)
  • Histoire géographique et statistique de l'Allemagne (4to, 1866-'8)
  • La France illustrée (Illustrated France, volumes I and V, 1882)

He also published a revised edition of his father's geography (8 vols., 1852–55).

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