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51v (SM volume 39)


51v (SM volume 39)


(pencil) & pieces of Columns &c - The town is / built on Tuffa - / NB. All the lime stones Mountain / wc form the Appenines are nothing / but immense quantities of shells left / by the sea - however various the / qualities may be - and says Linœus / 'Omnis calx animalis est' (see Translations of and notes on Latin inscriptions in this sketchbook at the end of the catalogue) / Sunday March 14. Near the ferry of the where / you cross the (?) Garilione found a piece of / lime stone Col. 5 feet diamr 1.9 high crossing the / Ferry you see very large remains of an Aqueduct / & other buildings - here was formerly an / antique town called Pogia



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