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Volcanic Collection

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Edinburgh Castle 1940S

Edinburgh Castle 1940S
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. Built on a volcanic mass of rock known as Castle Rock, this fortress has proved itself to be one of the most impregnable in Scotland

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Volcanic eruption of Lassen Peak, California

Volcanic eruption of Lassen Peak, California
On 22nd May 1915, Lassen Peak in California, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range, erupted explosively - dramatically depicted in this postcard, taken from the town of Red Bluff

Background imageVolcanic Collection: The Geography of Iceland

The Geography of Iceland
The peaks of mountains and volcanoes in Iceland depicted in this fascinating postcard. Featured is the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano (just to the left of the erupting Hekla Volcano - centre left)

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Death of Elder Pliny

Death of Elder Pliny
GAIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS In his eagerness to observe the eruption of Vesuvius, he approaches dangerously near and is killed by falling rocks, a martyr to science

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Dampier / New Britain / 1700

Dampier / New Britain / 1700
William Dampier passes volcanic islands in Bismarck Archipelago on his way to discover New Britain

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Kilauea Volcano, National Park, Hawaii, USA

Kilauea Volcano, National Park, Hawaii, USA. Date: 1935

Background imageVolcanic Collection: CONGO, Democratic Republic of the. Goma. Democratic

CONGO, Democratic Republic of the. Goma. Democratic Republic of the Congo (2008). Kivu Conflict. Nyiragongo volcano, that erupted the last time on 17th January 2008 destroying the city of Goma

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Basalt bomb

Basalt bomb
Geological specimen collected by Scotts British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913, also known as the Terra Nova expedition. It had a broad scientific programme and collected thousands of geological

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Strato volcanic eruption

Strato volcanic eruption
A strato volcano has a steep volcanic cone built up by dense lava flows and pyroclastic debris. One of a series (including image numbers 185 to 190) showing various forms of volcanic eruption

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Volcano Seen 1700

Volcano Seen 1700
Volcano in the Bismarck Archipelago, off New Guinea, seen by English navigator William Dampier and his crew

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Krakatoa volanic eruption, 1883

Krakatoa volanic eruption, 1883
Cover of The Illustrated London News, 8th September 1883 with three pictures about the volcanic eruption of the island of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait which began on the afternoon of Sunday

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Mail arriving by boat in Calshot Harbour, Tristan de Cunha

Mail arriving by boat in Calshot Harbour, Tristan de Cunha
Tristan de Cunha - Mail arriving by boat in Calshot Harbour. Tristan da Cunha, colloquially Tristan, is a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean which includes Gough Island

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Ruins of the Wiracocha Temple at Raqch i, Peru

Ruins of the Wiracocha Temple at Raqch i, Peru
Built in the fifteenth century and considered by the historians to be one of the most audacious Inca constructions, the remarkable Wiracocha temple at Raqchi

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Castle and Jacob's Ladder, St. Helena

Castle and Jacob's Ladder, St. Helena
The Castle and Jacob's Ladder, St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha - an island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Ethiopia, Lalibela. The Church of St. George (Bete Giyorgis)

Ethiopia, Lalibela. The Church of St. George (Bete Giyorgis)
Ethiopia, Lasta province, Lalibela. The Church of Saint George (Bete Giyorgis). One of the eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela. Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Owakidani, hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Owakidani, hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Owakidani, a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Owakidani active sulphur vents and hot springs, Japan

Owakidani active sulphur vents and hot springs, Japan
Owakidani, a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Date: 1929

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Aragonese medieval castle next to Ischia, Naples, Italy

Aragonese medieval castle next to Ischia, Naples, Italy
Vintage 19th century photograph: Aragonese Castle is a medieval castle next to Ischia, at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, Italy

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Athens, Greece, taken from the Acropolis

Athens, Greece, taken from the Acropolis
Vintage 19th century photograph - city of Athens, Greece, taken from the Acropolis

Background imageVolcanic Collection: View of the basalt columns of Giants Causeway

View of the basalt columns of Giants Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelms Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte: Des Mineralreichs

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Volcano erupting on Stromboli, Italy, 18th century

Volcano erupting on Stromboli, Italy, 18th century
Eruption of the volcano on Stromboli island, Italy, 18th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J.B. Hoessel from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children)

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Fumarole or sulphuric gases at Solfatara

Fumarole or sulphuric gases at Solfatara
Fumarole or sulphuric gases escaping from Solfatara volcano near Naples. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J.B. Hoessel from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Volcanic activity in Italy, 18th century

Volcanic activity in Italy, 18th century
Fumarole or sulphuric gases escaping from Solfatara volcano near Naples 1, and the eruption of the volcano on Stromboli island, 18th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J.B

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Grotto of Pasilippe and Dogs Cave near Naples

Grotto of Pasilippe and Dogs Cave near Naples
Grotto of Pausilippe near Naples 1, and the Grotta del Cane (Dogs Cave) near Naples with its mofetta or fumarole, volcanic discharge of sulphuric gases 2. Engraved by J.B. Hoessel, Weimar, 1802

Background imageVolcanic Collection: The military barracks at Pompeii

The military barracks at Pompeii
Excavation of the military barracks with Doric columns at Pompeii, 18th century, buried under volcanic ash from Vesuvius. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after J.B

Background imageVolcanic Collection: The city gate at Pompeii

The city gate at Pompeii
Excavation of the city gates of Pompeii, buried under volcanic ash from Vesuvius. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after J.B

Background imageVolcanic Collection: The gate and military barracks at Pompeii

The gate and military barracks at Pompeii
Excavation of the city gates of Pompeii, and military barracks with Doric columns, buried under volcanic ash from Vesuvius. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after J.B

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Excavation of the theatre at Herculaneum

Excavation of the theatre at Herculaneum
Plan of a grand theatre for 10, 000 spectators excavated at Herculaneum, near Vesuvius. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Excavation of the city and theatre of Herculaneum

Excavation of the city and theatre of Herculaneum
Excavation of the buried city of Herculaneum in the 18th century, and the discovery of Roman ruins under volcanic ash near Vesuvius 1, and plan of a grand theatre for 10, 000 spectators 2

Background imageVolcanic Collection: General view of Naples and Pignolo, Italy

General view of Naples and Pignolo, Italy, with Mount Vesuvius erupting in the distance. Date: circa 1905

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Castello dell Ovo, Naples, Italy

Castello dell Ovo, Naples, Italy, viewed from the Via Partenope, with Mount Vesuvius in the distance on the right. Date: circa 1905

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Landscape of volcanic craters, Idaho, USA

Landscape of volcanic craters, Idaho, USA
Landscape of volcanic craters, looking like craters of the moon, Idaho, USA. Date: circa 1920

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA
Riders on the trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA. Date: circa 1940

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Mount Lassen, California, USA

Mount Lassen, California, USA
Mount Lassen (Lassen Peak), California, USA, an active volcano, viewed from Raker Peak. Showing damage done by the 1915 eruption. Date: 1939

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Mitake, Japan Date: 1830s

Mitake, Japan Date: 1830s

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Village of Pyrgos, Santorini, Greece. Date: circa 1940s

Village of Pyrgos, Santorini, Greece. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Santorini, Greece - view across the volcano crater, with smoke issuing from the centre

Santorini, Greece - view across the volcano crater, with smoke issuing from the centre. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Santorini, Greece - the wide expanse of the volcano crater. Date: circa 1940s

Santorini, Greece - the wide expanse of the volcano crater. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageVolcanic Collection: KILAUEA, (MARCUSE)

KILAUEA, (MARCUSE)
The lake of fire in 1891, three years before the spectacular eruption of 1894. Date: 1891

Background imageVolcanic Collection: COTTON CLEANED / INDONESIA

COTTON CLEANED / INDONESIA
Cleaning cotton in the village of Sembalum, half-way up the volcanic mountain of Rinjani, on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. Date: 1932

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Earths Volcanoes

Earths Volcanoes
Cross-section of planet Earth, showing the central fire, the lateral fires, and the volcanoes on the surface of the globe Date: 1664

Background imageVolcanic Collection: St Paul Island, Indian Ocean, a former volcano

St Paul Island, Indian Ocean, a former volcano
The Island of St Paul, in the Indian Ocean -- a former volcano, with the crater still visible on one side. Date: ca 1866

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Myvatn Lake, Iceland with Sellandafjall mountain behind

Myvatn Lake, Iceland with Sellandafjall mountain behind
An old farm implement on the banks of Myvatn Lake, Iceland. Snow covered Sellandafjall mountain is in the background Date: 1986

Background imageVolcanic Collection: The Namafjall hverir geothermal area in Iceland

The Namafjall hverir geothermal area in Iceland
Steam rises in the dramatic scenery of the Namafjall hverir geothermal area in Iceland Date: 1986

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Climbing the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Climbing the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland
A man gives a helping hand to a woman as they climb the basalt columns to the top of the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland Date: 1989

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Jamestown, St Helena - view from the sea

Jamestown, St Helena - view from the sea
Jamestown, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha - an island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean - view from the sea

Background imageVolcanic Collection: Sandy Bay, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Sandy Bay, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha - an island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean. The card reverse informs us that rock formations to the right are known as Lot

Background imageVolcanic Collection: The Landing Quay - St. Helena

The Landing Quay - St. Helena, a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Date: circa 1930s



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