sitemap | help
Click here to access to our stories featuring images from our collections and related materials ranging from Unusual takes, voices to biographies and more. Click here to find a feature debate and other debates related to some of our subjects and topics found with the READ section, please note, you need to be a registered user to participate in debates Click here to browse or search for images and related materials.  Alternatively use the advanced search for more detailed queries. Click here to create your own web galleries using our image collections or to personalise your experience within Ingenious.  Please note that you need to be a registered user to work with the CREATE tools.  Go to the 'Register' link to utilise Ingenious Create Tools Menu Log in Menu Search
Spacer image
Spacer image
SEE See Road leading from Grotto of Pausilipo to Pianura, Kingdom of Naples, c 1767.
Spacer image
Road leading from Grotto of Pausilipo to Pianura, Kingdom of Naples, c 1767.
send image as an e-card
Picture Number:10306366
Spacer image
Credit:Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Spacer image
Caption:
Hand-coloured etching by Peter Fabris (active 1768-1779), after his own drawing. Illustrated plate from William Hamilton's study of Italian volcanoes, 'Campi Phlegraei' (published in Naples, 1776). Part of the hollow road leading from the Grotto of Pausilipo (now known as Posillipo) to Pianura, showing Peperino stone quarries, a rock of volcanic origin harder than tufa but softer than lava. Based on letters to the Royal Society, Hamilton's book is a seminal work on the nature and effects of volcanic explosions.
Spacer image
In Collection of: Science & Society Picture Library
Spacer image
Subject(s) > Natural World > Geology & Geophysics
Spacer image
Related to:
Campi Phlegraei
Spacer image
Spacer image
Spacer image
Spacer image