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Plague in Naples, 17th century illustration

Plague in Naples, 17th century illustration

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53.3 x 37.1 cm ⏐ 21.0 x 14.6 in (300dpi)

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Caption

Illustration showing piles of dead bodies during the 1656 Naples Plague outbreak. At least 150,000 people are thought to have died in the city in 1656. Artwork by Dutch artist Caspar Luyken (1672-1708) in 1698.

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