Java: human skeletons lying in a valley poisoned by volcanic gases, being watched by travellers. Coloured aquatint.
- [between 1800 and 1899]
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Apparently depicts the arrival at the valley of Alexander Loudon and his friends, holding chickens with which to test the toxic fumes emerging from the ground, as described in Loudon's letter communicated to the Royal Geographical Society by John Barrow, 28 December 1831, and reported by various journals
Poisoned valley Guevo Upas near Batten in Java
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [between 1800 and 1899]
1 print : aquatint, with watercolour ; image 15.6 x 24.7 cm
Wellcome Library no. 726189i