Earthquake and volcano, 1696 artwork

Earthquake and volcano, 1696 artwork

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Caption: Earthquake and volcano, 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 right is in Latin. The main artwork shows cities being destroyed and people dying and fleeing from an earthquake and volcanic eruption.

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