Membre de l’Académie des Sciences, Né à Soulaine (Aube ) le 16 Septembre 1725. Mort à Paris le 28 Septembre 1815.
Stipple. 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾"). Slight foxing.
Nicolas Desmarest (1725-1815) the French geologist. In 1763 he made observations in Auvergne, recognising that prismatic basalts were old lava streams, comparing them with the columns on the Giant's Causeway in Ireland, and referring them to the operations of extinct volcanoes.
W: 800. See Ref: 29595 for a portrait of his father.
[Ref: 29594] £60.00