Jan Kozak Collection: Historical Earthquakes

Thumbnail Image Image-KZ50 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).
Thumbnail Image Image-KZ51 Images of damage caused by the earthquake (left) and then the beginning of reconstruction (right). While the left-hand image depicts Mt. Etna erupting, there was no actual eruption associated with the 1693 earthquake(s). (Copper engraving, Germany, 1712) See also KZ932.
Thumbnail Image Image-KZ53 Shows Mt. Etna erupting and lava flowing through the town of Catania, Sicily. Although the image is clearly labelled "9, 10, und 11 Januar ... 1693," there was no lava flow associated with that earthquake. The publisher may have re-used an image of the 1669 eruption. (Copper engraving, Germany, 1693)
Thumbnail Image Image-KZ873 One of the towns in the Val di Noto, possibly Catania, devastated by the 1693 earthquake. (Copper engraving, Germany, 1696)
Thumbnail Image Image-KZA12 Left: Town in flames and with earthquake related damage. Right: Collapsed buildings surrounding statue on column. Possibly associated with the Jan. 11, 1693 Val di Noto, Sicily earthquake. (Copper engraving) See also: KZ937, -939.