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European Collection

"Journey through European history: From ancient empires to modern movements" Step back in time with an antique map of Britain under the Anglo Saxons

Background imageEuropean Collection: Northern Irish coastline with wide sandy beaches in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Northern Irish coastline with wide sandy beaches in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEuropean Collection: England, Northumberland, Bamburgh

England, Northumberland, Bamburgh. The colours of dawn reflected on the wet, sandy beach at Bamburgh overlooked by Bamburgh Castle, located along the Northumberland Heritage Coast

Background imageEuropean Collection: Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC
Greeks under Leonidas holding off the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, 480 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Antique map of Britain under the Anglo Saxons

Antique map of Britain under the Anglo Saxons

Background imageEuropean Collection: Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms at the piano. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a charcoal drawing

Background imageEuropean Collection: Map of ancient Rome

Map of ancient Rome
City plan of ancient Rome. Lithograph

Background imageEuropean Collection: Map of England in 1066

Map of England in 1066
England at the time of the Norman conquest, 1066-1081. Color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageEuropean Collection: Medieval Spain and Portugal map

Medieval Spain and Portugal map
Map of the Iberian Peninsula in the 1300s and 1400s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Map of England, 1800s

Map of England, 1800s
Map of England and Wales, 1870s. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: English suffragette, feminist newspaper, 1908

English suffragette, feminist newspaper, 1908. News seller, she is standing on the street not the pavement so as not to be arrested. The suffragettes published their own magazine / newspaper

Background imageEuropean Collection: Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village. Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland Orkney

Background imageEuropean Collection: Oliver Cromwell at Edgehill, English Civil War

Oliver Cromwell at Edgehill, English Civil War
Cromwell in prayer before the Battle of Edgehill, English Civil War, 1642. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Scotland map, 1870s

Scotland map, 1870s
Map of Scotland, 1870s. Printed color lithograph

Background imageEuropean Collection: Ancient Greece and its colonies around the Aegean

Ancient Greece and its colonies around the Aegean
Map of the Aegean Sea in the time of ancient Greece. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s

Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s
Marco Polo leaving Venice on his journey to China, 1338. Color lithograph reproductioin of a manuscript: Bod. Misc. 264

Background imageEuropean Collection: Medieval Europe at the start of the Crusades

Medieval Europe at the start of the Crusades
Map of Europe at the time of the First Crusade, 1097 AD. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC

Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC
Map of the Battle of Cannae, in which Hannibal defeated the Romans during the Second Punic War, 216 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815

British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Duke of Wellington ordering the entire British line to advance at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: England, Northumberland, Druridge Bay. A dramatic expanse of sand dunes fringing the picturesque

England, Northumberland, Druridge Bay. A dramatic expanse of sand dunes fringing the picturesque beach at Druridge Bay, viwed shortly after sunrise

Background imageEuropean Collection: Odin on his throne

Odin on his throne
Odin, supreme god in Norse mythology. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Maps of Italy in ancient times

Maps of Italy in ancient times
Map of early tribes in Italy (top). of the Roman hills (lower left). and the vicinity of Rome (right) in the time of the Roman Empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s

Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s
Lawyer selecting the proper wig for appearance in court, London, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: PMUS2C-00002

PMUS2C-00002
Ludwig van Beethoven with one of his manuscripts. Antique photograph of a painting

Background imageEuropean Collection: Ireland map, 1870s

Ireland map, 1870s
Map of Ireland, or Eire, 1870s. Printed color lithograph

Background imageEuropean Collection: William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne, 1668

William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne, 1668
William of Orange, later King William III of England, leading the Dutch army in Englands Glorious Revolution. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageEuropean Collection: Ancient Greek empire

Ancient Greek empire
Map of ancient Greece and its colonies. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illlustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Fisher Street, Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Fisher Street, Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Background imageEuropean Collection: England, Northumberland, Newbiggin by the sea

England, Northumberland, Newbiggin by the sea. Coal dust revealed by a retreating wave on the Newbiggin by the sea beach

Background imageEuropean Collection: Antique map, Scotland, Jura, Mull, Argyll, Islay 19th Century

Antique map, Scotland, Jura, Mull, Argyll, Islay 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map, Scotland, Jura, Mull, Argyll, Islay 19th Century

Background imageEuropean Collection: PSCI2A-00066

PSCI2A-00066
Florence Nightingale. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageEuropean Collection: French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars

French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars
French army uniforms: infantry 1814-1825, grenadier 1812-1815, and cavalry 1805-1812. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageEuropean Collection: Lindisfarne Gospels page

Lindisfarne Gospels page
Beginning of the Book of Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels, 1100s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageEuropean Collection: Medieval English shield designs

Medieval English shield designs
Shields of English knights and barons, painted during the reign of Edward III. Lithograph reproduction

Background imageEuropean Collection: Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens

Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens
Statue of the goddess Athena inside the Parthenon, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: England, Tyne and Wear, Whitley Bay. Incoming tide engulfs the causeway linking St Marys Island &

England, Tyne and Wear, Whitley Bay. Incoming tide engulfs the causeway linking St Marys Island & lifehouse to the mainland

Background imageEuropean Collection: England, Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle and dunes near Bamburgh village

England, Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle and dunes near Bamburgh village

Background imageEuropean Collection: Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island is a small tidal island on the coast of South Devon. There are several buildings on the island, the largest being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Background imageEuropean Collection: England, Merseyside, Antony Gormley Another Place

England, Merseyside, Antony Gormley Another Place. Antony Gormley sculptures at Crosby Beach near Liverpool in England

Background imageEuropean Collection: Beowulf manuscript page

Beowulf manuscript page
Page from the Old English manuscript of " Beowulf" in the British Museum. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageEuropean Collection: Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Loch Lochy. Cloud formations refelcted upon Loch Lochy

Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Loch Lochy. Cloud formations refelcted upon Loch Lochy

Background imageEuropean Collection: England, Northumberland, Sycamore Gap, Northumberland National Park

England, Northumberland, Sycamore Gap, Northumberland National Park. Sycamore Gap, a famous landmark along Hadrians Wall in the Hadrians Wall World Heritage Site

Background imageEuropean Collection: European Postcode Map

European Postcode Map
This colour European Postcode business map covers all of Europe from Norway in the north to Crete in the south and from Portugal in the west through to Azerbaijan in the east

Background imageEuropean Collection: England, Merseyside, Antony Gormley Another Place

England, Merseyside, Antony Gormley Another Place. Antony Gormley sculptures at Crosby Beach near Liverpool in England

Background imageEuropean Collection: Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s

Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s
Workers in a crown-glass factory, Great Britain, early 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Bay of Naples, Italy, 1800s

Bay of Naples, Italy, 1800s
Bay of Naples in the mid-1800s. Color lithograph of a 19th-century Samuel Read illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Coal mine in England, 1850s

Coal mine in England, 1850s
Removing coal in the Bradley mine, Staffordshire, England, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageEuropean Collection: Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne

Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne
Wall painting of the Roman deity Dionysus on his throne, from the ruins of Pompeii. Printed color lithograph reproduction




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"Journey through European history: From ancient empires to modern movements" Step back in time with an antique map of Britain under the Anglo Saxons, revealing the roots of a nation that would shape Europe's destiny. Explore the grandeur of ancient Rome through a meticulously detailed map, transporting you to a world of gladiators and emperors. Immerse yourself in the timeless melodies of Johannes Brahms, a musical genius whose compositions continue to captivate audiences across Europe. Marvel at the intricate illustrations within the Book of Kells, where St. Matthew comes alive on parchment, showcasing Ireland's rich artistic heritage. Unravel the epic tale depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry as it portrays William the Conqueror's triumph over England during the Norman Conquest. Trace your fingers along a map from 1066, tracing England's transformation amidst political upheaval and territorial shifts. Witness Scotland's evolution through time with a glimpse into its 1870s map - every contour telling stories of resilience and cultural diversity. Delve deeper into English history with another map from centuries later; witness how borders shifted but traditions endured throughout this dynamic land. Celebrate women's empowerment by leafing through an English suffragette feminist newspaper from 1908 - testament to brave individuals who fought for equality against all odds. Journey even further back in time to Ancient Greece and its colonies around Aegean; discover their profound influence on philosophy, art, and governance that shaped Western civilization. Feel awe-struck by Druridge Bay’s dramatic expanse of sand dunes nestled within Northumberland – nature’s masterpiece framing picturesque beaches that have witnessed countless tales unfold over centuries past. Finally, gaze upon Medieval Europe at Crusades' inception; envision knights clad in armor embarking on holy quests while kingdoms clashed for power and faith across these storied lands. European history is an enchanting tapestry woven together by diverse cultures, momentous events, and the indomitable spirit of its people.