Fantasy mountain showing plants growing at different altitudes, by François Hérincq, from Traité de botanique générale, Paris, 1860s.
This wonderful geological cross-section of the Globe was produced in Paris in the 1860’s by François Hérincq as part of “Traité de botanique générale”. Sections labelled include trachyte, diorite, basalt, porphyry, granite, coal, quartz, ice and sea, as well as Triassic and Jurassic. The original text in French is reproduced below. COUPE GÉOLOGIQUE DU GLOBE.1….