Sketches of Vesuvius with Short Accounts of its Principal Eruptions

Creator

Date

1832

Identifier

de Beer Itb 1832 A

Publisher

Naples: George Glass

Abstract

About 9 kilometres from Naples stands Mount Vesuvius, one of Italy’s most dangerous volcanoes. It is best known for its eruption in AD 79, which led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Since then the volcano has erupted many times, the last being in March 1944, when it destroyed the villages of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Massa di Somma, Ottaviano, and part of San Giorgio a Cremano. Today some 3 million people live under the shadow of this active volcano, and the area surrounding it is a national park, open to visitors. This 19th century work details the lava flows from eruptions occurring between 1631 and 1831.

Files

Cabinet 16 vesuvius.jpg

Citation

John Auldjo, “Sketches of Vesuvius with Short Accounts of its Principal Eruptions,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8622.