Figures 1-3. Sulphur.
1. Native Sulphur
2. The same [Native Sulphur]
3. The same [Native Sulphur]
Figure 4. Honey-Stone.
4. Honey-Stone or Mellite
Figures 5-7. Graphite.
5. Graphite Plumbago
6. Clear Yellow Transparent Amber
7. Brown Red Amber
Figures 8-10. Gypsum, Hydrous Sulphate of Lime.
9. Parrot or Cannel Coal
10. Pitch-glancing Coarse Slate Coal
Figures 11-13. Brown-Coal, Lignite.
11. Acicular Brown-Coal
12. Earthy Brown-Coal
13. Bituminous Wood, Lignite
This hand-colored plate is part of the first edition English translation of the German Das Mineralreich in Bildern. The publication consists of two sections; the first is an introduction including topics such as the formation of crystals and chemical reactions of crystals; the second is devoted to the description of various mineral groups including precious stones, hornblende and augitic minerals, felspathic minerals, micaceous minerals, zeolitic minerals, calcareous minerals, and various salts and compounds. The final pages of the book contain twenty-four lithograph plates depicting crystalline structures and mineral forms. The first two plates are labeled A and B and the remaining plates are numbered I through XXII. The plates are hand-colored, using metallic finishes to create a lustrous effect.
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Kurr, J. G. (Johann Gottlob). “Plate XII: Sulphur, Honey-Stone, Graphite, Coal, Lignite.” In The Mineral Kingdom. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edmonston and Douglas, 1859. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/xt25hk1.
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