Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11073
The uninhabited shield volcano of Bouvet Island is depicted from the SE in this 26 November 1898 watercolor painting. About 95% of the 10-km-wide island is glaciated, and sampling on this basaltic-to-rhyolitic volcano has been restricted to coastal cliffs. A caldera on the opposite (NW) side of the island is breached to the sea. Bouvet, also referred to as Bouvetoya, is located just off the Southwest Indian Ridge, east of the triple junction between the African, South American, and Antarctic plates.
Watercolor painting by F. Winter, 1898 (In: Chun, 1903; courtesy of NOAA Photo Library).
This image is made available as a Public Domain Work, but proper attribution is appreciated.
Galleries: Volcano Art