Figure 50: View in Tuscany After the Establishment of the Borax Industry
Plate illustrates the Tuscan landscape after the establishment of the borax industry. Boric acid is collected from Tuscan lagoons via masonry structures as seen in the illustration.
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. Color plates have been digitized along with a selection of illustrations.
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Appleton, John Howard. “Figure 50: View in Tuscany After the Establishment of the Borax Industry.” 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/ipvxxg5.
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