• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

    Sale 5489

    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 225

    After Pietro Fabris

    Plans of the top of Mount Vesuvius; View of the great eruption of Vesuvius from the moll of Naples in the night of 20th of Oct 1767; Representation of a thick stratum of lava, that ran into the sea from Mount Vesuvius in the terrible eruption of 1631; Interior view of the crater of Mount Vesuvius, as it was before the the great eruption 1767; Interior view of the crater of Mount Vesuvius from an original drawing taken on the spot in the year 1756; View of the crater, or inside the cone of the little mountain which is above 200 palms deep; Entrance of the Grotta of Pausilipo; View of a Section of a part of the cone of Astrum taken at the entrance of this Volcano; View of the hot spring called the Pisciarelli issuing from part of the cone of Solfaterra; A bird's eye view of the territory raised by volcanick explosions, and which the ancients comprehended under the name of Campi Phlegraei; View of a part of the inside of the cone of the mountain of Somma, taken from the valley between that mountain and Vesuvius; View of the island of Stromboli taken by Monsieur Fabris on his return from Sicily with the author; A night view of a current of lava, that ran from Mount Vesuvius towards Resina, the 11th May 1771 when the author had the honor of conducting their Sicilian Majesties to see that curious phenomenon; and Interior view of one of the deepest hollow ways cut by the torrents of rain water, on the flancks of Mount Vesuvius, called the Fossa Grande

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    After Pietro Fabris
    Plans of the top of Mount Vesuvius; View of the great eruption of Vesuvius from the moll of Naples in the night of 20th of Oct 1767; Representation of a thick stratum of lava, that ran into the sea from Mount Vesuvius in the terrible eruption of 1631; Interior view of the crater of Mount Vesuvius, as it was before the the great eruption 1767; Interior view of the crater of Mount Vesuvius from an original drawing taken on the spot in the year 1756; View of the crater, or inside the cone of the little mountain which is above 200 palms deep; Entrance of the Grotta of Pausilipo; View of a Section of a part of the cone of Astrum taken at the entrance of this Volcano; View of the hot spring called the Pisciarelli issuing from part of the cone of Solfaterra; A bird's eye view of the territory raised by volcanick explosions, and which the ancients comprehended under the name of Campi Phlegraei; View of a part of the inside of the cone of the mountain of Somma, taken from the valley between that mountain and Vesuvius; View of the island of Stromboli taken by Monsieur Fabris on his return from Sicily with the author; A night view of a current of lava, that ran from Mount Vesuvius towards Resina, the 11th May 1771 when the author had the honor of conducting their Sicilian Majesties to see that curious phenomenon; and Interior view of one of the deepest hollow ways cut by the torrents of rain water, on the flancks of Mount Vesuvius, called the Fossa Grande
    handcoloured etchings, published, Naples, 1776 from Campi Phlegraei, observations on the Volcanos of the two Sicilies, by William Hamilton, pls. I,VI,VIII,IX,X,XIV,XVI,XIX,XXI,XXXI,XXXV,XXXVIII, XXXVII,XXXVIII,XXXIX
    unframed
    S. 13 x 18in. (33 x 45.7cm.) (14)


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