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Illustrations of columnar basalt formations throughout Europe and in Mexico

BREISLAK, Scipione.
Atlas géologique ou vues d'Amas colonnes basaltiques fait suite aux Institutions Géologiques de Scipion Breislak.
Milan, Imprimerie impériale et royale, 1818. Narrow oblong folio. With engraved plate with "Avis" addressed to the reader, engraved title-page, 53 numbered engraved full-page plates, and 2 engraved plates by Riboldi, Brocchi and Dall' Acqua after drawings by Demin, Veyrene etc. Contemporary brown boards.
€ 2,500
First edition of an atlas with plates of columnar basalt formations by Scipione Breislak (1748-1826). The present atlas was published as an addition to Breislak's Institutiones géologiques (1818), a geological work first published in Italian titled Instituzione geologiche (Milan, 1818).
Binding slightly rubbed. Good copy. Asworth, Vulcan's forge and Fiungal's cave, 36; cf. DSB II, 439-40.
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