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Livre Hamilton (Hamilton’s treatise)

One of the first volcanological treatises gathering an abundant iconography on the volcano Vesuvius, its eruptions and the evolution of its crater!

Lord William Hamilton was a passionate about volcanology in the 18th century. In 1776, he brought together the observations and sketches made during his study of Vesuvius and published a masterful work called ‘Champs Phlégréens’ (Phlegraean fields).

Consult an interactive version of his work at Vulcania and admire the detailed descriptions of eruptions, to a scientific extend!


Interactive version of the masterpiece 'Champs Phlégréens' (Phlegraean fields)

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