Creator: Benedikt Franz Johann von Hermann (1755-1815)
Description: Print showing correct methods of installing timber supports for mining. From Hermann, B F J von. ‘Mineralogische Reisen in Sibirien. Vom Jahr 1783 bis 1796’, (1797-1801), plate 4.
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.
Image reference: 08-21
Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)