By: Margarita I. Novgorodova (Editor)
Moscow, Russia, Fersman Mineralogical Museum: 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Inscription: No Signature
Seller ID: 000117
Binding: Soft cover
Pictorial cover. This publication brings to light the catalog for an important mineral collection long lost in the vast holdings of the Fersman Museum. The collection of Heinrich Christofer Gottfried von Struve was assembled in the early 1800's. A contemporary of Humboldt and Jules Verne; Struve, a Russian naturalist and diplomat, accumulated over 9,000 mineral specimens from throughout Europe and beyond. This reproduction of a portion of the catalog showcases 82 plates featuring crystal drawings of key mineral specimens. A color photograph accompanies each drawing. A fine work highlighting ... View More...