Mine Shafts, 16th Century

Mine Shafts, 16th Century

C023/7735 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 29.7MB

Downloadable file size: 4.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

Credit: Science Source/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


Caption: Woodcut from Georgius Agricola's De Re Metallica. Ground level and subterranean views of three mine shafts and a tunnel; variations on open and enclosed pulley systems at entrance to the shafts, and cut-away views showing men working within the shafts and tunnel. Georgius Agricola (1494-1555) was a German scholar and scientist. Known as 'the father of mineralogy'. He is best known for his book De Re Metallica, published in 1556, a treatise on mining and extractive metallurgy, illustrated with woodcuts illustrating processes to extract ores from the ground and metal from the ore, and the man uses of water mills in mining.

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

Keywords: 16th century, art, artwork, chemistry, classic document, color, colorized, de re metallica, digging, drawing, enhance, enhancement, european, famous, father of mineralogy, figure, g. agricola, g. bauer, g. pawer, geology, georg bauer, georg pawer, georgius agricola, german, historic, historical, history, illustration, important, male, man, men, metallurgy, mine, mine shafts, mining, notable, on the nature of metals, on the nature of minerals, people, person, personalities, personality, prospecting, renaissance, scholar, science, scientist, subterranean, tunnel, well-known, woodblock, woodcut, working

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