Antique French Gemstone Mineralogy Study Lithograph - Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite, also known as idocrase, is a green, brown, yellow, or blue silicate mineral. Vesuvianite occurs as tetragonal crystals in skarn deposits and limestones that have been subjected to contact metamorphism. It was first discovered within included blocks or adjacent to lavas on Mount Vesuvius, hence its name.
Listed is an antique French mineralogy lithograph. Printed on thick antique paper with no yellowing or foxing. Framed in ebonized wood with two sided glass to view the scientific description on the backside. The published by Erich Cramer, a German publicist who published many scientific books in the 1940's and 1950's. Pages taken from the French Society of the Book S.A., 57, Road of the Street of the University, Paris 7th.
The "matte" is the blank glass space between the frame and lithograph.
Art size is approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches.
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