Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist

Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist

H401/0256 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), German mineralogist. Georgius Agricola is the latinised version of his given name, Georg Bauer. Agricola worked as a doctor in a number of mining towns in Saxony. The majority of his time was not spent on medicine, but studying geology and mining. His most famous work, "De re metallica" (On the nature of metals), which was published a year after his death, not only contained detailed notes on rocks, minerals and geology but also mining technology and practice. Its publication lead to Agricola being considered the founder of geology as a discipline. Another of his works "De natura fossilium" contained, for the first time, a classification of minerals according to their physical properties.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1400s, 1500s, 15th century, 16th century, adult, artwork, caucasian, de natura fossilium, de re metallica, doctor, drawing, european, geological, geologist, geology, georg bauer, georgius agricola, german, historical, history, human, illustration, male, man, mediaeval, medieval, metallurgist, metallurgy, middle ages, middle-aged, mineralogist, mineralogy, mining, on the nature of metals, people, person, portrait, portraits, saxon, surname a, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.