View of the fire at St Germain, Paris, 1762.

View of the fire at St Germain, Paris, 1762.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

Coloured engraving showing the fire at St Germain, Paris which began on the evening of 16 March 1762 and continued until 17 March 1762. Men and women are shown desperately trying to quell the flames which engulf the building, using a number of inadequate manual water pumps.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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