1755 Lisbon earthquake

1755 Lisbon earthquake

E370/0104 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.5MB

Downloadable file size: 6.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Coloured artwork of the damage caused in Lisbon, Portugal, by the large underwater earthquake of 1 November 1755. The epicentre of the earthquake was several hundred kilometres south-west of Lisbon. The resulting damage, fire and tsunami caused the near total destruction of the city, with an estimated 90,000 killed from a population of around 275,000. The death toll was increased by people rushing to the open space of the docks as buildings collapsed around them, only to be engulfed by the tsunami that followed. This earthquake inspired the scientific study of earthquakes, though many at the time attributed it to an act of God.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1700s, 1755, 1755 lisbon earthquake, 18th century, age of enlightenment, artwork, boat, boats, building, buildings, burning, catastrophe, catastrophic, city, coastal, coloured, crowd, dead, death, destroyed, destruction, disaster, dock, drowning, dying, earth science, earthquake, engraving, europe, european, false-coloured, fatal, fire, flame, flames, geological, geology, harbour, historical, history, human, humans, illustration, large, large death toll, lisbon, natural disaster, people, port, portugal, seismology, ship, ships, smoke, tidal wave, tsunami, urban

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.