Spectators watching the tornado at Augsburg, Germany in July 1587.

 
Spectators watching the tornado at Augsburg, Germany in July 1587.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

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Engraved plate taken from 'Wetterprognosen und Wetterberiche des XV und XVI Jahrhunderts' 1899, by G Hellmann. The original image was printed on a broadsheet. It shows the first recorded instance of a tornado in Germany, which occurred between midday and 1 pm on 2nd July 1587 at Augsburg in Bavaria.

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