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Vesuvius

The Eruption of Vesuvius as seen for the last four centuriesCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Il Molo di Napoli
Starting in 1631, Vesuvius entered a period of steady volcanic activity, including lava flows and eruptions of ash and mud. Violent eruptions in the late 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s created more fissures, lava flows, and ash-and-gas explosions. These damaged or destroyed many towns around the volcano, and sometimes killed people; the eruption of 1906 had more than 100 casualties. The most recent eruption was in 1944 during World War II. It caused major problems for the newly-arrived Allied forces in Italy when ash and rocks from the eruption destroyed planes and forced evacuations at a nearby airbase.
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Prospettiva della seconda macchina de fuochi d'artificio, rappresentante il rinomato Monte Vesuvio, alquale portato si Plinio seniore il filosofo, e celebre scrittore per of servarne troppo da vicino la natura, ... / Francesco Perziado Spagnolo inv., e dis. ; Michele Sorelló sculp.

Prospettiva della seconda macchina de fuochi d'artificio, rappresentan...

Print showing aristocratic men leaving their horses with attendants and following guides on a trail up the side of Vesuvius to peer into the fuming cones. At center, descending the volcano, are three figures, t... more

Naples from the west / J. Drayton.

Naples from the west / J. Drayton.

Bay of Naples in foreground and Mt. Vesuvius in background.

Carta de contorni di Napoli /

Carta de contorni di Napoli /

Relief shown by hachures. Date and place of publication from Tooley's Dictionary of mapmakers, 2004. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset of Golfo di Salerno... more

map from "Napoli e Contorni. Nuova edizione intieramente reformata dall'Editore L. Galanti"

map from "Napoli e Contorni. Nuova edizione intieramente reformata dal...

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "Napoli e Contorni. Nuova edizione intieramente reformata dall'Editore L. Galanti". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, creat... more

map from "Napoli e Contorni. Nuova edizione intieramente reformata dall'Editore L. Galanti"

map from "Napoli e Contorni. Nuova edizione intieramente reformata dal...

This image has been taken from scan 000433 from "Napoli e Contorni. Nuova edizione intieramente reformata dall'Editore L. Galanti". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, creat... more

map from "[Sketches of Vesuvius.] Vues de Vésuve avec un précis de ses éruptions principales, depuis le commencement de l'ère chrétienne jusqu'à nos jours. [With engraved plates, including a map.]"

map from "[Sketches of Vesuvius.] Vues de Vésuve avec un précis de s...

This image has been taken from scan 000062 from "[Sketches of Vesuvius.] Vues de Vésuve avec un précis de ses éruptions principales, depuis le commencement de l'ère chrétienne jusqu'à nos jours. [With eng... more

map from "Sketches of Vesuvius, with short accounts of its principal eruptions, etc. [With plates.]"

map from "Sketches of Vesuvius, with short accounts of its principal e...

This image has been taken from scan 000062 from "Sketches of Vesuvius, with short accounts of its principal eruptions, etc. [With plates.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from ta... more

Naples from "Twenty Four Select Views in Italy: engraved by and under the direction of W. B. Cooke. With descriptions to each view [by T. L. Donaldson], etc"

Naples from "Twenty Four Select Views in Italy: engraved by and under ...

This image has been taken from scan 000143 from "Twenty Four Select Views in Italy: engraved by and under the direction of W. B. Cooke. With descriptions to each view [by T. L. Donaldson], etc". The title and s... more

map from "[Sketches of Vesuvius, with short accounts of its principal eruptions, etc. [With plates.]]"

map from "[Sketches of Vesuvius, with short accounts of its principal ...

This image has been taken from scan 000064 from "[Sketches of Vesuvius, with short accounts of its principal eruptions, etc. [With plates.]]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from ... more

map from "Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze. ([Compiled by order of the Neapolitan ministry of home affairs by] G. B. Ajello, S. Aloe, R. d'Ambra, M. d'Ayala, C. Bonucci, C. Dalbono, F. Puoti, B. Quarunta.)"

map from "Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze. ([Compiled by...

This image has been taken from scan 000659 from volume 02 of "Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze. ([Compiled by order of the Neapolitan ministry of home affairs by] G. B. Ajello, S. Aloe, R. d'Ambra,... more

map from "Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze. ([Compiled by order of the Neapolitan ministry of home affairs by] G. B. Ajello, S. Aloe, R. d'Ambra, M. d'Ayala, C. Bonucci, C. Dalbono, F. Puoti, B. Quarunta.)"

map from "Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze. ([Compiled by...

This image has been taken from scan 000517 from volume 02 of "Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze. ([Compiled by order of the Neapolitan ministry of home affairs by] G. B. Ajello, S. Aloe, R. d'Ambra,... more

Egypt from "A Journey from Naples to Jerusalem, by way of Athens, Egypt and the Peninsula of Sinai, including a trip to the Valley of Fayoum, together with a translation of M. Linant de Bellefond's “Mémoire sur le lac Mœris.” [With plates.]"

Egypt from "A Journey from Naples to Jerusalem, by way of Athens, Egyp...

This image has been taken from scan 000012 from "A Journey from Naples to Jerusalem, by way of Athens, Egypt and the Peninsula of Sinai, including a trip to the Valley of Fayoum, together with a translation of ... more

Veduta del Monte Vesuvio e parte dellla Città di Napoli

Veduta del Monte Vesuvio e parte dellla Città di Napoli

Widmung A. S. E. D. Girolamo Settimo Calvello, Marchese di Giarratana, Principe di Fitalia, Bne deCammaratini, Missilini, Prainito, Arcirita, e Carbonario, Signore dè Feudi del Pantellarotto, e S.ta Domenica

Vuë de Naples du Coté du Chateau Neuf

Vuë de Naples du Coté du Chateau Neuf

Dedié a la Royale Societé Basquoise, des Amis du Pay .. , dans les Provinces de Biscaye du Guipuzcoa et d'Alava en Espagne

Parte di Napoli veduta da S. Lucia - a - Mare

Parte di Napoli veduta da S. Lucia - a - Mare

Widmung an A. S. E. D. serafino Zamagna, dicendente dalli principi, Despote, di chelmo, di Vladimir, Patrizio, Senatore della Republica di Ragusa, Gentiluomo di Camera di S. A. R. L'Infante di spagna, duca di P... more

Veduta della trigesima Eruzione di Fuoco fatta dal Vesuvio di 8. Agosto 1779. Vue de la trentieme Eruption de Feu du Mont Vesuve arrivée à 8. Aout 1779

Veduta della trigesima Eruzione di Fuoco fatta dal Vesuvio di 8. Agost...

In Napoli presso Nicola Gervasi al gigante di Palazzo No. 23

Cratere del Vesuvio nel 1805

Cratere del Vesuvio nel 1805

In Napoli presso Vincenzo Ferri, Strada di Chiaja N. 9

Plan de la Rade de Naples

Plan de la Rade de Naples

Relieve : batimetria y sombreado en costa

Golfe de Naples

Golfe de Naples

Relieve : batimetria y sombreado en costa

map from "Mount Vesuvius: a descriptive, historical, and geological account of the volcano, with a notice of the recent eruption, etc"

map from "Mount Vesuvius: a descriptive, historical, and geological ac...

This image has been taken from scan 000016 from "Mount Vesuvius: a descriptive, historical, and geological account of the volcano, with a notice of the recent eruption, etc". The title and subject terms of this... more

Vesuvius from "Il Vesuvio e la sua storia. [With illustrations.]"

Vesuvius from "Il Vesuvio e la sua storia. [With illustrations.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000007 from "Il Vesuvio e la sua storia. [With illustrations.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Libr... more

Mount Vesuvius, active

Mount Vesuvius, active

Photograph shows an eruption at Mount Vesuvius spewing a tall column of smoke and ash above the volcano. Title from item. Caption: L'eruzione del Vesuvio, 26 Aprile 1872 ore, 3 1/2 PM. No. 6103.

Topographic map of the Vesuvius Furnace Iron Estate, Rockbridge Co., Va., 8,000 acres /

Topographic map of the Vesuvius Furnace Iron Estate, Rockbridge Co., V...

Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by form lines. Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. In ink in upper right corner: IV. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H249 Includes inset of "Geological secti... more

Vesuvius from "Voyage archéologique en Italie et en Tunisie, Rome, Naples. ... Avec vingt-cinq vues de villes, etc"

Vesuvius from "Voyage archéologique en Italie et en Tunisie, Rome, Na...

This image has been taken from scan 000013 from "Voyage archéologique en Italie et en Tunisie, Rome, Naples. ... Avec vingt-cinq vues de villes, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been genera... more

Battle of Monte Cassino from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc"

Battle of Monte Cassino from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and ...

This image has been taken from scan 000027 from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, create... more

Pompeii from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc"

Pompeii from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide...

This image has been taken from scan 000087 from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, create... more

Temple of Jupiter from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc"

Temple of Jupiter from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and histor...

This image has been taken from scan 000083 from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, create... more

map from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc"

map from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ......

This image has been taken from scan 000127 from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, create... more

map from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc"

map from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ......

This image has been taken from scan 000126 from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, create... more

map from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc"

map from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ......

This image has been taken from scan 000022 from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, create... more

Vesuvius from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc"

Vesuvius from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guid...

This image has been taken from scan 000116 from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, create... more

map from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc"

map from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ......

This image has been taken from scan 000023 from "Rambles in Naples. An archæological and historical Guide ... Third edition, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, create... more

View of Vesuvius from Capri

View of Vesuvius from Capri

(DLC/PP-1932:0029). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Sketches of Capri," Harper's magazine, 77:26 (June 1888).

Gulf of Naples from "[Cent tableaux de géographie pittoresque, avec une introduction topographique.]"

Gulf of Naples from "[Cent tableaux de géographie pittoresque, avec u...

This image has been taken from scan 000189 from "[Cent tableaux de géographie pittoresque, avec une introduction topographique.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, creat... more

[General view and Vesuvius, Pompeii, Italy]

[General view and Vesuvius, Pompeii, Italy]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "1869". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at ht... more

[Mount Vesuvius, road and railroad, Naples, Italy]

[Mount Vesuvius, road and railroad, Naples, Italy]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "16553". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at h... more

[Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy]

[Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "8604". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at ht... more

[Il Posilippo and waterfront, Naples, Italy]

[Il Posilippo and waterfront, Naples, Italy]

Title devised by Library staff. Print no. "8590". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz Forms part of: Views of architecture and other sites in... more

[Ships in the harbor, Naples, Italy]

[Ships in the harbor, Naples, Italy]

Title devised by Library staff. Print no. "1210". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz Forms part of: Views of architecture and other sites in... more

[Mount Vesuvius, the crater, Naples, Italy]

[Mount Vesuvius, the crater, Naples, Italy]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "8594". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at ht... more

Vesuvius from "Text-book of Geology ... Third edition, revised and enlarged"

Vesuvius from "Text-book of Geology ... Third edition, revised and enl...

This image has been taken from scan 000240 from "Text-book of Geology ... Third edition, revised and enlarged". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the B... more

The Forum of Pompeii and Vesuvius, Italy

The Forum of Pompeii and Vesuvius, Italy

29743 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. On mount: Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas. Copyright 1897 by Underwood & Underwood.

Gulf of Naples from "Volcanoes of North America, etc"

Gulf of Naples from "Volcanoes of North America, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000033 from "Volcanoes of North America, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius

Skioptikonbild från institutionen för fotografi vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan. Motiv föreställande utsikt över Neapel. Bilden är troligen tagen av John Hertzberg under en resa i Europa.

Artwork: "Old Man Vesuvius" Artist: Mel Brown, US Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "Old Man Vesuvius" Artist: Mel Brown, US Air Force Art Collec...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The sun sets behind Mt. Vesuvius

The sun sets behind Mt. Vesuvius

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VFMA-323) are parked along the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, is in the background

F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VFMA-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Coral Sea (CV 43) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more

F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VFMA-323) are parked along the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). Mt. Vesuvius is in the background

F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VFMA-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Coral Sea (CV 43) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more