image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Java: human skeletons lying in a valley poisoned by volcanic gases, being watched by travellers.

Date

[between 1800 and 1899]

Collection

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Description

Coloured aquatint.
Apparently depicts the arrival at the valley of Alexander Loudon and his friends, holding chickens with which to test the toxic fumes emerging from the ground, as described in Loudon's letter communicated to the Royal Geographical Society by John Barrow, 28 December 1831, and reported by various journals

Inscription: Poisoned valley Guevo Upas near Batten in Java

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image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

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Location

Java, Indonesia

Country

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