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Background imageGeography Collection: WW1 - Trench map from a soldiers war diary showing the Somme Battlefield with

WW1 - Trench map from a soldiers war diary showing the Somme Battlefield with information gleaned from captured German Prisoners

Background imageGeography Collection: Map of Tenochtitlan. Mexico, 1560. By Alonso de Santa Cruz

Map of Tenochtitlan. Mexico, 1560. By Alonso de Santa Cruz
Map of Tenochtitlan. Mexico, 1560. General islario of all the islands in the world. Work of the chronicler and cosmographer Alonso de Santa Cruz (1505-1567). National Library. Madrid. Spain

Background imageGeography Collection: Norway. Horten. 19th century

Norway. Horten. 19th century. View of the city with the port and arsenal of the state with the Spanish frigate Blanca entering in the drydock

Background imageGeography Collection: Distributions of plants at various altitudes

Distributions of plants at various altitudes
Coloured engraving of Alexander Humboldt illustration. Tableaux de la Nature, 1865. Date: 1865

Background imageGeography Collection: Austria. Vienna. Vienna

Austria. Vienna. Vienna
AUSTRIA. VIENNA. Vienna

Background imageGeography Collection: Grand Canal Looking South-East from the Campo Santa Sophia t

Grand Canal Looking South-East from the Campo Santa Sophia t
Canaletto (1697-1768). Italian painter. Grand Canal Looking South-East from the Campo Santa Sophia to the Rialto Bridge, c. 1756. Detail. Gemaldegalerie. Berlin. Germany

Background imageGeography Collection: Map of Corsica. Italian engraving. 16th century

Map of Corsica. Italian engraving. 16th century

Background imageGeography Collection: The Geography of Iceland

The Geography of Iceland
The peaks of mountains and volcanoes in Iceland depicted in this fascinating postcard. Featured is the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano (just to the left of the erupting Hekla Volcano - centre left)

Background imageGeography Collection: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) by Abraham Or

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) by Abraham Or
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Is considered to be the first true modern atlas. Written by Abraham Ortelius and originally printed on May 20, 1570, in Antwerp. World Map

Background imageGeography Collection: Atlas Novus, 17th c Map of the Caribbean

Atlas Novus, 17th c Map of the Caribbean
BLAEU, Jan (1596-1673). Atlas Novus or Atlas Maior. 1635 - 1665. Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum Terris Adiacentibus. Map of the Caribbean islands printed in Amsterdam circa 1645

Background imageGeography Collection: Map of Germany and current Netherlands. Theatrum Orbis Terra

Map of Germany and current Netherlands. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598). First Edition. Antwerp, 1574. Library of Catalonia. Barcelona. Spain

Background imageGeography Collection: Parthenon. Athens. Greece

Parthenon. Athens. Greece
Greece. Athens. Parthenon. 447-438 BC. in Doric style under leadership of Pericles. The building was designed by the architects Ictinos and Callicrates. Acropolis

Background imageGeography Collection: Athens. Panoramic view of the Acropolis. Parthenon

Athens. Panoramic view of the Acropolis. Parthenon. Attica. Central Greece

Background imageGeography Collection: Athens. Panoramic view of the Acropolis at night

Athens. Panoramic view of the Acropolis at night. Attica. Central Greece

Background imageGeography Collection: Nyanga Forest and pool - Zimbabwe

Nyanga Forest and pool - Zimbabwe

Background imageGeography Collection: Map of Gibraltar (XVIIIIth c. ). Etching

Map of Gibraltar (XVIIIIth c. ). Etching
Map of Gibraltar (XVIIIIth c.). Etching

Background imageGeography Collection: World map by Claudius Ptolemy (90-168). Engraving, 16th cent

World map by Claudius Ptolemy (90-168). Engraving, 16th cent
Claudius Ptolemy (90-168) Greco-Egyptian geographer. World map. Engraving, 16th century

Background imageGeography Collection: The Golden Bend in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, Seen from the

The Golden Bend in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, Seen from the
Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde (1638-1698). Dutch painter. The Golden Bend in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, Seen from the East, 1671-1672. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageGeography Collection: Italy. Lucca. Panorama

Italy. Lucca. Panorama of the old town with the Basilica of San Frediano, 12th century, from the Guinigi Tower

Background imageGeography Collection: Church of Agios Nikolaos. Aegina. Greece

Church of Agios Nikolaos. Aegina. Greece
Greece. Aegina. Church of Agios Nikolaos. Exterior. Aegina Island

Background imageGeography Collection: JAPAN. HONSHU. HIROSHIMA. Hiroshima. Atomic Bomb

JAPAN. HONSHU. HIROSHIMA. Hiroshima. Atomic Bomb

Background imageGeography Collection: A Texans eye view of the USA

A Texans eye view of the USA, with a certain state having slightly more georgraphical significance than the physical reality....!! Date: circa 1930s

Background imageGeography Collection: Trigonometry Point

Trigonometry Point
A Trigonometry Point at Buvita in the Belgium Congo, topped off with a broom!

Background imageGeography Collection: The output of the Duke of Choiseul (1719-1785) of St. Peter

The output of the Duke of Choiseul (1719-1785) of St. Peter
Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765). Italian painter. The output of the Duke of Choiseul (1719-1785) of St. Peters Square in Rome, 1754. Gemaldegalerie. Berlin. Germany

Background imageGeography Collection: Chaging of the guard. Athens. Greece

Chaging of the guard. Athens. Greece
Changing of the guar. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Athens. Attica. Greece

Background imageGeography Collection: Glacial rock, Halifax 1873

Glacial rock, Halifax 1873
A photograph taken during the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger (1872-1876), funded by the British Government for scientific purposes

Background imageGeography Collection: Man, woman and baby of Corea, Korea, 1818

Man, woman and baby of Corea, Korea, 1818. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, Darton

Background imageGeography Collection: Man and woman of China, 1818

Man and woman of China, 1818. Man with tobacco pipe, holding hands with a woman. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal

Background imageGeography Collection: Aztec man and woman of Mexico, 1818

Aztec man and woman of Mexico, 1818
Man and woman of Mexico, 1818. Aztec man, woman and child carrying basket of clothes, bow and stick.Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being

Background imageGeography Collection: Khoikhoi man and woman, South Africa, 1818

Khoikhoi man and woman, South Africa, 1818. They wear animal skins and woven skirts and stand in front of huts covered in animal hides

Background imageGeography Collection: Man and woman of Cochin China (Vietnam) 1818

Man and woman of Cochin China (Vietnam) 1818. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, Darton

Background imageGeography Collection: Man and woman of Arabia, 1818

Man and woman of Arabia, 1818. The man wears a turban, cloak, sash and harem pants, the woman wears a veil over a long dress

Background imageGeography Collection: London Guildhall, Gog and Magog and the Mansion House

London Guildhall, Gog and Magog and the Mansion House. View of the Guildhall in Moorgate 30, statues of the mythological giant Gogmagog and Corineus 31

Background imageGeography Collection: Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains ?

Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains ?
Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains of Eastern Hemisphere

Background imageGeography Collection: Map of the territory of New Spain

Map of the territory of New Spain. Historia de la Conquista de Mexico, poblacion, y progresos de la America septentrional, conocida por el nombre de Nueva Espana (History of the Conquest of Mexico)

Background imageGeography Collection: Rerum sicularum libri VIII, by Nicolai Specialis

Rerum sicularum libri VIII, by Nicolai Specialis (Nicola Speciale, 14th century historian of Sicilian origin). In his work he described the deeds of the kings of the Crown of Aragon

Background imageGeography Collection: Barcinonensium. Marca Hispanica sive limes hispanicus

Barcinonensium. Marca Hispanica sive limes hispanicus. Book written in Latin by Pierre de Marca (1594-1662). In 1656 he was commissioned to formalise the border treaty between the kingdoms of France

Background imageGeography Collection: Marca Hispanica sive limes hispanicus

Marca Hispanica sive limes hispanicus
Illustrisimo Viro Ioanni Baptistae Colberto, marquis de Seignelay (1651-1690). Marca Hispanica sive limes hispanicus. Book written in Latin by Pierre de Marca (1594-1662)

Background imageGeography Collection: View of the Royal Palace of Madrid by Genaro Perez Villaamil

View of the Royal Palace of Madrid by Genaro Perez Villaamil
Genaro Perez Villaamil (1807-1854). Spanish painter. View of the Royal Palace of Madrid, 1854. History Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageGeography Collection: Africa. Floating islands in the Upper Congo

Africa. Floating islands in the Upper Congo
History of Africa. 19th century. Floating islands on the Upper Congo River. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageGeography Collection: History of Africa. Ambriz Coast

History of Africa. Ambriz Coast
History of Africa. 19th century. Ambriz Coast. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre. Historia de los Trabajos y Exploraciones Verificados

Background imageGeography Collection: Africa. Panorama of Lake Stanley from Mount Leopold

Africa. Panorama of Lake Stanley from Mount Leopold
History of Africa. 19th century. Panorama of Stanley Pool from Mount Leopold. Engraving by W. Meyer. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageGeography Collection: Panorama of the Kassai landscape

Panorama of the Kassai landscape
History of Africa. 19th century. Panoramic view of the Kasai River landscape. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageGeography Collection: History of Africa. The Congo. Leopoldville station

History of Africa. The Congo. Leopoldville station
History of Africa. 19th century. The Congo. Leopoldville station. Panoramic view of the trading post and port from Ngaliema Bay in 1884. It was the first main Colonial Post near Stanley Pool

Background imageGeography Collection: Africa. The Congo. Baobabs at the end of the dry season

Africa. The Congo. Baobabs at the end of the dry season
History of Africa. 19th century. The Congo. Baobabs at the end of the dry season. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageGeography Collection: Africa. The Congo. Access to Lake Leopold II

Africa. The Congo. Access to Lake Leopold II
History of Africa. 19th century. Access to Lake Leopold II. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageGeography Collection: The Congo. Boat upstreaming the Fimi River

The Congo. Boat upstreaming the Fimi River
History of Africa. 19th century. Boat upstreaming the Fimi River towards Lake Leopold II. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageGeography Collection: Africa. The Congo. View of Leopoldville, April, 1882

Africa. The Congo. View of Leopoldville, April, 1882
History of Africa. 19th century. The Congo. View of Leopoldville, April, 1882. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre



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