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image © Trustees of the British Museum | Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

View of the Geyser as seen at the commencement of an Eruption

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Description

A geyser beginning to erupt, with three men standing at the edge of the crater and another three in the right foreground, gesturing excitedly at the sight of it, while a fourth sits petting a dog, wearing a cloche hat; with mountains in the background. 1797. Hand-coloured etching and aquatint.
Additional Makers: Print maker - Francis Chesham; Publisher - William Miller; Publisher - Nicholas Pocock
Inscription: Lettered below the image with the title, a description as below and production details 'From a Drawing made on the spot in 1789. / F. Chesham sculpsit / London According to Act by N. Pocock, Great George Street, Westminster and W. Miller, Old Bond Street, 1797.'.
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Geysir, Iceland

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