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The road leading from the Grotto of Posillipo inland to Pianura, showing strata of "rapilli" and other volcanic substances. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.

Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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[1776]

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view The road leading from the Grotto of Posillipo inland to Pianura, showing strata of "rapilli" and other volcanic substances. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.

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Credit: The road leading from the Grotto of Posillipo inland to Pianura, showing strata of "rapilli" and other volcanic substances. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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The "rapilli" mentioned by Hamilton form the white horizontal stripes on the right, alternating with brown stripes of other materials

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[Naples] : [P. Fabris], [1776]

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1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.2 x 39.5 cm

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PF

Publications note

On Fabris's coloured prints for Hamilton's Campi phlegraei see B. Fothergill, Sir William Hamilton envoy extraordinary, New York 1969, pp. 138-143, and John Thackray, '"The modern Pliny": Hamilton and Vesuvius', in Ian Jenkins and Kim Sloan, Vases and volcanoes, London 1996, pp. 65-74

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Wellcome Library no. 43679i

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