Volcanic fire, 1696 artwork

Volcanic fire, 1696 artwork

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Volcanic fire, artwork published in Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica (1696), an encyclopedia of science by the German monk and author Johann Zahn (1641-1707). The text at upper left is in Latin. The main artwork shows fires started by a volcano destroying a city. Ladders are being used to rescue people from collapsing and burning buildings.

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