An illustrated report of the eruption of Taal Volcano in August 1749. From the Archivo Franciscano Ibero-Oriental, Madrid, Spain. Courtesy of Fr. Cayetano Sanchez Fuertes, O.F.M.
Aside from the eruption itself, the report also mentioned earthquakes and the flooding of Taal Lake, which claimed the lives of numerous inhabitants.
In the illustration: Sungay = Mt. Gonzales/People’s Park; Polo Grande (Big Island) = Taal Volcano; Polo Nuevo (New Island) = Binintiang Malaki; Macalote = Mt. Maculot
On Jan. 30, 1911, Taal Volcano erupted killing 1,500 people and caused millions of pesos worth of damage. Examination of the victims showed that all died of due to hot steam or mud.
Pagputok ng Bulkang Taal 1965 features the eyewitness accounts of the survivor.