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Vesuvius

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.
Il Molo di Napoli
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Mount Vesuvius from "[Our Earth and its Story: a popular treatise on physical geography. Edited by R. Brown. With ... coloured plates and maps, etc.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000171 from volume 01 of "[Our Earth and its Story: a popular treatise on physical geography. Edited by R. Brown. With ... coloured plates and maps, etc.]". The title and sub... more

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.

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.

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

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

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"

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.]"

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.]"

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

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

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

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"

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 "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.)"

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

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.)"

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

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.]"

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

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 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

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

Cratere del Vesuvio nel 1805

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

Plan de la Rade de Naples

Relieve : batimetria y sombreado en costa

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"

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

Mount Vesuvius, active

Photograph shows an eruption at Mount Vesuvius spewing a tall column of smoke and ash above the volcano.

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

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

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

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

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"

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"

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"

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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