Plate 26

Plate 26

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Plate 26: Hospice on the St. Gothard, Representation of the plain of the summit of this pass, with the Lake Luzendro, from whence the rivers Theuss and Tesino take their source. The small building on the left gives an idea of the chapels, in which provisions are deposited for the traveller during tempestuous weather; and the stakes seen in various parts of the mountain trace the road, or path, when the whole surface is covered with snow, which is somtimes at the immense depth of four-and-twenty feet