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Basel Collection

Background imageBasel Collection: World Known to Ptolemy

World Known to Ptolemy
1545 map from Basel, Switzerland, depicting the world as known to Ptolemy in the 2nd century

Background imageBasel Collection: Phenomena at Basel (Col)

Phenomena at Basel (Col)
Curious phenomena seen over the city of Basel, Switzerland, at sunrise and sunset on two days in July and again on 7 August

Background imageBasel Collection: Nicholas of Cusa, Nikolaus Krebs, called (1401-1464)

Nicholas of Cusa, Nikolaus Krebs, called (1401-1464). Philosopher, politician and cardinal of the Catholic church. Page of the dialogue De Ludo Globi (the ball game), 1460

Background imageBasel Collection: Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland
Basel - a city on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland. This card shows the Wettsteinbrucke and the Minster. circa 1910s

Background imageBasel Collection: Anabaptist milkmaid of Switzerland, 19th century

Anabaptist milkmaid of Switzerland, 19th century
Anabaptist milkmaid of the Canton of Basel, Switzerland, 19th century. She carries a pail of milk and wears a simple cornette cap, braided hair tied with a ribbon

Background imageBasel Collection: The marketplace - Basel in northwestern Switzerland

The marketplace - Basel in northwestern Switzerland
The Marketplace, Basel - in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine. Date: 1932

Background imageBasel Collection: Aztec statue of a seated man - fire deity Huehueteotl

Aztec statue of a seated man - fire deity Huehueteotl
Aztec statue of a seated man, possibly a representation of the fire deity Huehueteotl. Artist unknown; Late Classic period (900-1521 CE)

Background imageBasel Collection: Basel

Basel

Background imageBasel Collection: Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland Date: late 19th century

Background imageBasel Collection: Bridge over the Rhine in Basel, Switzerland

Bridge over the Rhine in Basel, Switzerland, Victorian period Date: late 19th century

Background imageBasel Collection: Vintage 19th century / 1900 photograph: Basel, Switzerland, city river and bridges

Vintage 19th century / 1900 photograph: Basel, Switzerland, city river and bridges

Background imageBasel Collection: Costumes of the 13th century

Costumes of the 13th century. A prince and two knights swearing allegiance to a king, the investiture of a knight, a wedding ceremony, and a king with crown over chainmail armour

Background imageBasel Collection: Milk-vendor anabaptists of Basel, Switzerland, 16th century

Milk-vendor anabaptists of Basel, Switzerland, 16th century
Milk-vendor Anabaptists of Basel, Switzerland, 16th century. Anabattisti. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World

Background imageBasel Collection: Swiss hero Arnold von Winkelried sacrificing himself

Swiss hero Arnold von Winkelried sacrificing himself
Swiss hero Arnold von Winkelried throwing himself on the Austrian pikes at the battle of Sempach, 1386. Arnoldo di Winkelried. After a painting by Konrad Grob

Background imageBasel Collection: Servant girl of Basel, Switzerland, 19th century

Servant girl of Basel, Switzerland, 19th century. She wears a tiny cap secured with a ribbon, and wears a polka dot fichu

Background imageBasel Collection: Peasant woman of Baden, Switzerland, 19th century

Peasant woman of Baden, Switzerland, 19th century
Peasant woman of Baden, near Basel, Switzerland, 19th century. Her straw hat is decorated with silk pompons, and her toque with bows

Background imageBasel Collection: Young girl of the Canton of Basel, Switzerland, 19th century

Young girl of the Canton of Basel, Switzerland, 19th century. She wears a silk tricolor cap, fichu, laced bodice, embroidered bib, apron, and petticoats

Background imageBasel Collection: Costumes of Europe, Basel, Switzerland

Costumes of Europe, Basel, Switzerland
Costumes of Europe - Basel, Switzerland. 19th century

Background imageBasel Collection: Air mail leaving Croydon for Karachi, India 1929

Air mail leaving Croydon for Karachi, India 1929
The first air mail service between Croydon, England and Karachi, India. Inaugurated by Armstrong-Siddeley Argosy air liner of Imperial Airways, arriving on 6 April. Date: 30 March 1929

Background imageBasel Collection: PHENOMENA AT BASEL (COL)

PHENOMENA AT BASEL (COL)
Curious phenomena seen over the city of Basel, Switzerland, at sunrise and sunset on two days in July and again on 7 August. Date: 17 and 18 July 1566

Background imageBasel Collection: Paracelsus at Basle

Paracelsus at Basle
Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus depicted opposing Lichtenfels at Basel. Date: circa 1527

Background imageBasel Collection: Platforms and terminal Building - Basel Station, Switzerland

Platforms and terminal Building - Basel Station, Switzerland
The Platforms and terminal Building - Basel Station, Switzerland. Date: 1902

Background imageBasel Collection: The Carnival of Basel, Switzerland

The Carnival of Basel, Switzerland
The Carnival of Basel (German: Basler Fasnacht) is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and takes place annually between February and March in Basel

Background imageBasel Collection: The Carnival of Basel - the 4am Morgestreich

The Carnival of Basel - the 4am Morgestreich
The Carnival of Basel (German: Basler Fasnacht) is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and takes place annually between February and March in Basel

Background imageBasel Collection: Gaye Muir Heals

Gaye Muir Heals
Psychic healer GAYE MUIR demonstrates her powers at Basel (Switzerland) Psi- Tage, 2 November 1984 Date: 1984

Background imageBasel Collection: PINTURICCHIO, Bernardino di Betto, called Il (1454-1513)

PINTURICCHIO, Bernardino di Betto, called Il (1454-1513). Piccolomini Library. 1502-1508. ITALY. Siena. Cathedral. Detail. Eneas Silvio goes to the Council of Basel. Renaissance art. Quattrocento

Background imageBasel Collection: Basel SBB Railway Station, Switzerland

Basel SBB Railway Station, Switzerland
Basel SBB Railway Station, Centralbahnplatz, Basel, Switzerland - Europes busiest international border station. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBasel Collection: Basel, Switzerland - riverside buildings (River Rhine)

Basel, Switzerland - riverside buildings (River Rhine). Date: 1909

Background imageBasel Collection: Basel, Switzerland - interior of the Basel Minster church

Basel, Switzerland - interior of the Basel Minster church
Basel, Switzerland - the interior of the Basel Minster church, recognisably built from red sandstone with coloured roof tiles in Gothic and Romanesque styles

Background imageBasel Collection: Censorship in the book Ratione Conscribendi Epistle by Erasm

Censorship in the book Ratione Conscribendi Epistle by Erasm
Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536). Dutch humanist. Ratione Conscribendi Epistles. Page with censorship and registration by the censor of the Inquisition, 1747. Basel edition, 1522. Episcopal Library

Background imageBasel Collection: Noahs Ark in De Linguis gentium, libellum

Noahs Ark in De Linguis gentium, libellum
Noahs Ark, from the book De Linguis gentium, libellum, published in Basel, 1563. Written by the Venerable Bede (673-735), English monk and writer. Colored engraving

Background imageBasel Collection: David George, Fanatic

David George, Fanatic
DAVID GEORGE Flemish religious enthusiast from Ghent who 1525 proclaimed himself the Messiah : he died at Basel vainly expecting to be resurrected in 3 days, Date: ? - 1556

Background imageBasel Collection: Johannes Buxtorf

Johannes Buxtorf
JOHANNES BUXTORF German Hebraist at Basel (NB: there were several people of this or similar names living at this period) Date: 1564 - 1629

Background imageBasel Collection: Phenomena at Basel

Phenomena at Basel
Curious phenomena seen over Basel, Switzerland, at sunrise and sunset on two days in July and again on 7 August Date: 17 and 18 July 1566

Background imageBasel Collection: Religious wooden carving from the mid 15th century

Religious wooden carving from the mid 15th century.. Ornament to the choir of the Dome in Basel and Gothic decorations of the parish church at Lorch

Background imageBasel Collection: Switzerland - Basel, Old Bridge and Three Kings Hotel

Switzerland - Basel, Old Bridge and Three Kings Hotel
Coloured lantern slide depicting a view of the Three Kings Hotel, Basel. Old Bridge can be seen in the foreground, as can the River Rhine

Background imageBasel Collection: Switzerland - St Pauls Gate at Basel

Switzerland - St Pauls Gate at Basel
Coloured lantern slide of a large gateway into the city of Basel. It is one of three gates that still exist today, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Switzerland

Background imageBasel Collection: Switzerland - West Door at the Basel Minster

Switzerland - West Door at the Basel Minster
Coloured lantern slide of the West Door at the Basel Minster. There are sculptured friezes either side of the arched doorway, which depicts prophets

Background imageBasel Collection: Switzerland - The Basel Minster

Switzerland - The Basel Minster
Coloured lantern slide depicting the Basel Minster, listed as a heritage site of national significance. Built between 1019 and 1500

Background imageBasel Collection: Kleinhuningen, port on the Rhine, Basel, Switzerland

Kleinhuningen, port on the Rhine, Basel, Switzerland
Kleinhuningen, a port on the River Rhine, Basel, Switzerland

Background imageBasel Collection: View of the Market Place, Basel, Switzerland

View of the Market Place, Basel, Switzerland
View of the Market Place on a busy day, Basel, Switzerland

Background imageBasel Collection: Second Goetheanum, Dornach, near Basle, Switzerland

Second Goetheanum, Dornach, near Basle, Switzerland
The Second Goetheanum under construction at Dornach, near Basle, Switzerland. The building is the world centre for the anthroposophical movement

Background imageBasel Collection: Smoking room, Hotel Schweizerhof, Basel, Switzerland

Smoking room, Hotel Schweizerhof, Basel, Switzerland
Smoking room of the Hotel Schweizerhof, Basel, Switzerland

Background imageBasel Collection: Portrait of Johann Froben

Portrait of Johann Froben (Johannes Frobenius in Latin). Famous printer and publisher from Basel

Background imageBasel Collection: Theodor Zwinger (Yngr)

Theodor Zwinger (Yngr)
THEODOR ZWINGER (YOUNGER) Swiss physician of Basel Date: 1658 - 1724

Background imageBasel Collection: Theodor Zwinger

Theodor Zwinger
THEODOR ZWINGER Swiss theologian of Basel Date: 1597 - ?

Background imageBasel Collection: Jacob Meier

Jacob Meier
JACOB MEIER Burgomaster of Basel, patron of Holbein whom he commissioned to do alterpieces, that sort of thing. Date: circa 1520

Background imageBasel Collection: Basel, Germany - The Strasbourg statue

Basel, Germany - The Strasbourg statue
The Strasbourg statue in Basel at the Centralbahnplatz. Created by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi in 1895, the statue was donated by the French Baron Herve de Gruyer



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