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Gotha, 1835

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

The city of Gotha in Thuringia, Germany, in a 1835 engraving by Eduard Sommer. Saxonia Museum für saechsische Vaterlandskunde/Commons.

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1832 map of Pompei

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

1832 map of Ancient Pompeii, Italy (near Naples), that is part of the atlas Maps issued in 1844 by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in London (published by Baldwin & Cradock). Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius, in A.D. 79 and remained buried under ash until its rediscovery in 1748. At thet time, the excavated portions of Pompeii was …

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1845 map of Frankfurt am Main, Germany

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

Frankfurt am Main in a 1845 map from the Josepg Meyer’s Hand Atlas (Grosser Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde in 170 Karten. Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Hildburghausen 1843–60); hand colored steel engraving. This is just a slightly revised and therefore partly yet obsolete version of an 1837 map by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Commons.

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Eddystone and Swinemünde lighthouses in a 1989 German engraving

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

This engraving is from the 1898 German encyclopaedia Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon depicts two famous lighthouses. On the left, the one of Eddystone in Cornwall (fig. 1), the 4th built in 1877 by the british engineer sir James Douglass (next to wich you can see the stub of the former tower, that has been dismantled in 1877 and rebuilt in Plymouth as a memorial). On the right, the lighthouse …