Lake Avernus (Lago d'Averno) and environs. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.
- Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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The building on the left foreground, on the shore, is identified by Hamilton as a temple of Proserpine, and a grotto on the right bank of the lake as the grotto of the Cumaean sibyl, though another grotto in Cumae competes for that title. In the distance, Capo Miseno (the promontory of Misenum)
[Naples] : [P. Fabris], 
1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.5 x 39.2 cm
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
Wellcome Library no. 43669i