Caribbean, Martinique. 1902. Mt. Pelee eruption photograph sequence

  • £14.00

Caribbean, Martinique. 1902. La Montagne Pelee et ses Eruptions, La nuee ardente du 16 Decembre, 1902 se dirigeant vers la mer. Plate 8. Contemporary publication by Masson & Co., of six photographs, by A. Lacroix, in sequence of the hot ash flow from mid-slope and into the sea. Sheet area 40 x 30.5cm, plate area 24.5 x 18cm, each photo 7 x 7cm, The height of the ash cloud was 4000m according to the caption. Printed on heavy cartridge paper with clear plate impression. The production is referred to as a heliograph by L. Schutzenberger. Images sharp and clear. Slight soiling picks out plate edge. Stamp of J. Lavis Johnston on back. Very faint foxing in left and bottom margins. In good condition.