Volcano Observer: Sir William Hamilton and Mount Vesuvius

Interior view of the crater of Mount Vesuvius, as it was before the eruption of 1767. Hand-colored engraving in Sir William Hamilton, Campi Phlegraei (Naples, 1776). The Getty Research Institute, 84-B29643. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program British diplomat Sir William Hamilton documents the “fields of fire”. By Karen Meyer-Roux / 04.30.2010 Archivist Getty Research[…]