Topography

Alternative Title

Gell

Date Created

1817-1819

Identifier

Special Collections Stack DG/70/P7/G971/1817

Publisher

London, Rodwell and Martin

Description

Gell's detailed study of the architectural discoveries unearthed at Pompei over the course of the eighteenth century provides an example of the strong English interest in topography and archaeology that often informed travel. This particular image also shows the strikingly barren profile of Vesuvius across the otherwise lush plain.

Contributor

Gandy, John P. (John Peter), 1787-1850

Source

Pompeiana: the topography, edifices, and ornaments of Pompeii

Files

gell.jpg

Citation

Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836, “Topography,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 9, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7573.