Record

Reference numberMS/2
LevelSeries
TitleDiaries of Vesuvius observations by Antonio Piaggio
DateSeptember 1779-August 1795
DescriptionDaily written observations and pencil sketches of volcanic activity, kept by Fr. Piaggio, on behalf of Sir William Hamilton, Piaggio was based at the Madonna Pugliano near Resina at the western side of Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples. With an additional volume dedicated to the major eruption of 1779, (originally volume 1 of the sequence). The volumes have occasional inserted material.
LanguageItalian
Extent8 volumes
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionHalf bound in brown leather with gilt tooling, and marbled paper boards. Archival manilla paper covers.
ArrangementChronological
Access statusOpen
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