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Melissa Leone | Collections

British Mineralogy

Enjoy these colorful mineralogical illustrations that originated in 1804 for the purpose of science but have evolved into an art form of their own. All images are from James Sowerby’s British Mineralogy: or coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain, courtesy of The British Library.

Posted in: Illustration, Science

Jobs | March 20