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English: "Shows usual earthquake damage, collapse of masonry structures and ground failures. May be meant to depict city of Catania which sustained the most damage. View is from south to north, i.e. eastern Sicily to the Strait of Messina in upper right corner. While Mt. Etna is shown erupting, there was actually only minor summit activity at the time of the earthquake. (Copper engraving, Germany, 1696)" - description from
Date 23 November 2011
Author Unknown, copper engraving Germany, 1696


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