Title: ‘Profilriss der Zwey Eisenhohoefen zu Kyschtminsk Dem Herrn Nikita Nikitilsch Demidov gehorig’

Creator: Benedikt Franz Johann von Hermann (1755-1815)

Description: Print of a cross section of an iron smelting works in Siberia. From Hermann, B F J von. ‘Mineralogische Reisen in Sibirien. Vom Jahr 1783 bis 1796’, (1797-1801), plate 5.

Hermann was an Austrian geologist, mineralogist and mining engineer, who travelled to St Petersburg in 1781 and entered the service of Catherine the Great, inspecting mines and iron & smelting works in the Urals and Siberia. He produced a number of publications, some printed by his own publishing company, on mining practices and metallurgy.

Date: [c.1800]

Format: Engraving

Archive reference: LDGSL/411 plate 5

Image reference: 08-19

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