Natural phenomena (26 Subjects)
Flame rising from the ground due to natural gas emissions from vents in the rocks at the site of Yanartaş, believed to be the ancient Mount Chimaera, in Lycia.
Istanbul during the great storm of July 1490 which caused extended fires and human losses and was seen by several Christians as sign of God's wrath against Muslims.
Water fountain in the open sea, a natural phenomenon common around the tropics. Thevenot claims to have witnessed this natural phenomenon, which he actually describes as a typhoon, while traveling in India.
A shipwreck off Istanbul.
Earthquake at Istanbul.
Whirlpool at Danube river.
Storm at the Iron Gates, gorge on the river Danube at the borders of Serbia and Romania.
Table showing depth fluctuations of the Bosporus waters according to the seasons, as measured from an observation point at Galata.
The author's ship during a tempest at the Aegean sea.
The lunar eclipse which the author watched during his stay at Mosul. In the foreground a mullah explains to a Western European, possibly the author himself, the high importance of this phaenomenon to Muslims.
Storm at sea close to the Acroceraunian mountains, Albania.
Storm at the Ambracian gulf.
Storm off the coast of Paxoi island.
Volcanic gas at Santorini, February 1866.
H.M.S. “Ocean” brings provisions to the sufferers of the 1867 earthquake that hit Lesbos island.
Street at the town of Mytilene after the 1867 earthquake.
Lefkada, after the devastating earthquake of 1869.
The crater of Nea Kameni, off Santorini island, 1870.
Snapshots of the days after the devastating earthquake of Chios in April 1881: 1. Procession 2. Ruins of houses at Aplotaria, main street of the town of Chios. 3. Residents of Chios awaiting the arrival of provisions. 4. Ruins before the Governor's palace.
The remains of the church of the Knights Hospitaller, Rhodes, after the explosion which occurred in the earthquake of 1856.
Residents of the town of Chios watch as members of the French Navy set up tents for the population after the devastating earthquake of 1881.
The castle of Chios with the church of Saint Nicholas (at Molos) after the devastating earthquake of 1881.
Ruins at the castle of Chios after the devastating earthquake of 1881.