Title: Illustrative plate demonstrating the use of Lapidary’s Apparatus
Creator: For John Mawe (1766-1829), possibly by James Sowerby (1757-1822)
Description: This compact Lapidary’s Mill was contained in “a small mahogany box which could be placed on a parlour table, and worked without any inconvenience.”
Source: Mawe, John, ‘Familiary Lessons on Mineralogy and Geology: with colored plates to which is added a practical description of the use of the Lapidary’s Apparatus, explaining the methods of slitting and polishing pebbles, etc’, Printed and sold by the author, 1822.
Format: Hand coloured engraving
Image reference: 04-48
Recommended print size: Up to 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10cm)