Based on Humboldt's writings, after he was hired by the Dutch to find a new place to sell weed, he began a journey that, on September 4, 1609, culminated on him steering his ship into the mouth of a river "coincidentally" named the Humboldt by the local natives. Later, he became the establisher of the New Rotterdam colony. His story is told on the CNT show A History of Liberty City. He died in 1611 during a riot on his ship.
- Humboldt is based on Henry Hudson, and his name is a possible reference to Alexander von Humboldt, a German naturalist and explorer after whom many geographical features were named. Humboldt's painting is just a modified version of an inauthentic depiction of French explorer Samuel de Champlain.