Zinc mine, Rabotraedt, Prusia, 1855.
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Lithograph by A Maugendre of one of the zinc mines owned by the Societe Anonyme de Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne (Vieille Montagne zinc mine and foundry company). The region formerly known as Prusia is now mainly divided between Germany & Poland. Illustration from Maugendre's 'Album des usines et etablisements de la societe', (Album of factories and premises of the company), published in Paris in 1855.