|ID||Michel: 3786 Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: BR020.10 Category: pP|
|Author||Jamile Costa Sallum|
|Stamps in set||1|
|Value||R$1,05 - Peter Lund|
|Size (width x height)||40x30 mm|
|Layout||30 stamps in sheet|
|Paper||Gummed chalky paper|
|Print Technique||Offset. Photography and computer graphics techniques.|
|Printed by||Casa da Moeda do Brasil|
|Issuing Authority||Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telegrafos|
In the background the stamp displays a
cave located in the interior of the municipality of Lagoa Santa, in the
State of Minas Gerais, where the Danish paleontologist Peter Lund
carried out some of his most important research and findings and lived
most of his life
in the 19th century. In the center of the stamp, a picture of the researcher in his maturity years represents his dedication to science and appreciation of Lagoa Santa. Photography and computer graphics techniques were used.
Peter Lund, Danish paleontologist who came in Brazil for the firts time in 1833, to continue his studies in botany and zoology.He settled in Rio de Janeiro, where he made a thorough survey of all vegetation in the Baixada Fluminese area, and also analyzed the behavior of ants.
In 1844, Lund ended his work in the cave, and took a new direction in his research. In 1845, he sent his magnificient collection to the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and then devoted himself to botany. Currently this rich colection is at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen.
Latest update 01.03.2016
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