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Image number: RS.10864
Credit: © The Royal Society

Lighthouses of Finland and Venice

Date

1823

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Library reference

24758

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 253mm
width (print): 315mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Constructional drawings and details of wooden lighthouses, including (figure 1) a lighthouse of older construction in the Gulf of Finland and (figures 2-4) elevations and sections of the modern wooden lighthouse designed for the lagoon in Venice, Italy by Pietro Paleocapa (1788-1869) Italian engineer. With details of lanterns.

Plate 6 from Saggio di osservazioni sui mezzi atti a migliorare la construzione e l'illuminazione dei Faro con appendice sull' illuminazione dei Fari col gas by Giovanni Aldini (Milan, 1823).

Not signed. The plate has an accompanying descriptive key. With a [metric?] scale

Giovanni Aldini (1762-1834) Italian physicist, is best-known for his experiments in galvanism but was also a pioneer in the field of lighthouse engineering.

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > Italy
<The World>
   > Europe
      > Finland