BG-11671-28

Antique Print of the Falun Mine by Meyer (1859)

  • Condition: Fair/good, general age-related toning. Some wear and foxing. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1859
  • Overall size: 18.5 x 27 cm.
  • Image size: 10.5 x 15 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Fahlun-Minen'. View of the Falun Mine, a mine in Falun, Sweden, that operated for a millennium from the 10th century to 1992. Originates from 'Meyers Universum'. 

Artists and Engravers: Joseph Meyer (May 9, 1796 - June 27, 1856) was a German industrialist and publisher, most noted for his encyclopedia, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Meyer operated very successfully as a publisher, employing a system of serial subscription to publications, which was new at that time. To this end he founded a company, Bibliographisches Institut, in Gotha in 1826. It published several editions of the Bible, works of classical literature ("Miniatur-Bibliothek der deutschen Classiker", "Groschen-Bibliothek"), atlases, the world in pictures on steel engravings ("Meyers Universum", 1833–61, 17 volumes in 12 languages with 80,000 subscribers all over Europe), and an encyclopaedia.