Paris: I'Imprimerie de Bossange, Ca. 1800. Seventeen fine copper engraved plates from a French mining journal, extracted and bound together. Vol. 13, Plate 1 - 11 & Vol. 14, Plates 12 - 17, from 'Journal Des Mines, ou Recueil De Memoires Sur L'Exploitation Des Mines..'
The plates, some folding, include: 4 plates of diagrams of crystalline structures including "sahlite", "Tungstate de chaux", and "Formes du Corindon"; diagrams showing apparatus for flame testing; Hydraulic works at Montgolfier; steam machines for extracting minerals from the base of wells; machinery for sorting and processing minerals; machines for making mining pylons; new design for crane; anthracite formations; and design for subterranean graphometer. Very good overall. Item #23408