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SEE See Mount Vesuvius erupting at night, Kingdom of Naples, 11 May 1771.
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Mount Vesuvius erupting at night, Kingdom of Naples, 11 May 1771.
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Picture Number:10306364
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Credit:Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
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Caption:
Hand-coloured etching by Peter Fabris (active 1768-1779) and taken from William Hamilton's (1730- 1803) study of Italian volcanoes, 'Campi Phlegraei' (published in Naples, 1776). Image shows lava streams running into the valley between Mount Somma and Vesuvius. These streams formed a cascade of fire more than 50 feet in height as they headed toward the town of Resina, near Naples. Based on letters to the Royal Society, Hamilton's book is a seminal work on the nature and effects of volcanic explosions.
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In Collection of: Science & Society Picture Library
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Subject(s) > Natural World > Geology & Geophysics
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Campi Phlegraei
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