A MAP OF VESUVIUS – Lava in the Eruption – Pooja Mevada

The map of Vesuvius was made by the British geologist John Auldjo in 1832, a time when scientists were increasingly turning to drawings to explain the seismic causes of natural catastrophes.

The various colored ‘streams’ on this map represent the direction and extent of lava flows from 27 different eruptions of Mount Vesuvius in Italy’s Gulf of Naples over a period of 200 years (1631-1831).

As an early info graphic, it’s a challenging map to read – yet, it accurately records the sequence of volcanic activity (the pink area is the first eruption recorded here).

The development of graphics and the lower costs of color printing contributed to the emergence of geology as an academic discipline in its own right during the 19th-century.

vesuvius1200Source : https://www.creativereview.co.uk/map-exploring-the-world/

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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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