Beechey Island, Nanavut, Canada
Java: human skeletons lying in a valley poisoned by volcanic gases, being watched by travellers.
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From the Collection
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