Reference numberCLP/22ii/10
TitlePaper, Account of Dominic Bottoni's 'De immani trinacriae terrae motu; idea historico-physica.... [Concerning the immense Sicilian earthquakes; historical-physical philosophy]' by [John Gaspar] Scheuchzer
DescriptionBottoni's book printed in Messina in 1718. Gives an historical account of the violent earthquakes which happened in the Kingdom of Sicily in 1693, 1694, and 1717. Also offers 'philosophical digressions' (natural history) on the causes and effects of the earthquakes. Paper read to the Royal Society on 19 November 1724.

Subject: Seismology, Geography
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1724.0035
Account printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 33, no 384, p.151.
Royal Society Library holds a copy of this work.
Fellows associated with this archive
NA10013Bottoni; Domenico (1641 - 1721)1641 - 1721
NA562Scheuchzer; John Caspar (1702 - 1729)1702 - 1729
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