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)


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6"x4"
(15 x 10cm)
10"x08"
(25 x 14cm)
A4"
(30 x 21cm)
16"x12"
(40 x 30cm)
20"x16"
(50 x 40cm)
27"x20"
(70 x 50cm)
40"x27"
(100 x 70cm)
40"x35"
(100x 90cm)
25"x21"
(65x 55cm)

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