Portrait print of Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779-1848) seated at a table with regalia pins on his jacket.
Considered one of the founders of modern chemistry and known as the "Father of Swedish Chemistry," he is best known for his determination of atomic weights, chemical notation, and the isolation and discovery of silicon, selenium, thorium and cerium.
This plate is from John Howard Appleton's (1844-1930) Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals, published in 1884. Intended as an introduction to the study of chemistry, this volume contains illustrations throughout the text including color plates.
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Appleton, John Howard. “Portrait of Jöns Jakob Berzelius.” Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals. Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Lithograph Company, 1884. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/hgd9rxr.
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