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Mediterranean Collection

Background imageMediterranean Collection: EXPL2A-00352

EXPL2A-00352
The Hereford Mappa Mundi of 1280 - Jerusalem is at the center, Europe lower left, Africa lower right. Printed color halftone reproduction 19th century

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Battle of Actium, 31 BC

Battle of Actium, 31 BC
Sea battle of Actium, in which Octavius defeated Antony and Cleopatra, 31 BC. Hand colored wodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Map of ancient Palestine kingdoms of Judah and Israel

Map of ancient Palestine kingdoms of Judah and Israel
Map of Phoenicia and Judea in the time of King Solomon, 10th century BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Map of the Roman Empire

Map of the Roman Empire
Map showing the extent of the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire

Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire
British troops occupying Gibraltar, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe

Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe
Underwater diver and man-at-arms, France, 1532. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: A trireme, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans

A trireme, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans
A trireme, with three banks of oars, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean

Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean
Phoenician galley passing the Rock of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s

Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s
Armed Genoese carrack, a merchant ship of the 1400s and 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Ancient Phoenician traders in port

Ancient Phoenician traders in port
Phoenician sailors trading goods in an ancient Mediterranean seaport. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Ottoman Turk massacre of Greeks at Chios, 1822

Ottoman Turk massacre of Greeks at Chios, 1822
Massacre of Greeks by the Turks on the Aegean Island of Chios, 1822. Printed halftone reproduction of a 19th-century painting by Delacroix

Background imageMediterranean Collection: EXPL2A-00014

EXPL2A-00014
Ptolemys map of the world, illustrating a concept of the flat earth. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria

Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria
Harbor and lighthouse of ancient Alexandria, a great center of Hellenistic culture and trade. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Roman ship with a rudder

Roman ship with a rudder
Ancient Roman trading ship with an early rudder. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Seaport of Sidon, Lebanon

Seaport of Sidon, Lebanon
Sidon, a chief seaport of ancient Phoenicia on the Mediterranean. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Europe in the mid-1500s

Europe in the mid-1500s
Map of Europe during the early Protestant Reformation. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: EXPL2A-00138

EXPL2A-00138
Map of the flat earth according to Herodotus, ancient Greek historian. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Pauls shipwreck while on a missionary journey

Pauls shipwreck while on a missionary journey
Shipwreck of Apostle Paul off Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Alexandria, Egypt, in the 1500s

Alexandria, Egypt, in the 1500s
Map of Alexandria, showing the lighthouse Pharos at the harbor entrance in the 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a medieval illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC

Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC
Roman naval victory over the Carthaginians at Mylae during the First Punic War, 260 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Alexandrian Library in ancient times

Alexandrian Library in ancient times
Scholars using the great library of Alexandria, Egypt, circa 300-200 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Hebrew traders in a Phoenician seaport

Hebrew traders in a Phoenician seaport
King Solomons ships unloading goods to trade with Phoenicians. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: GAFR2A-00012

GAFR2A-00012
Tangier, Morocco, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Barbary Pirates attacked in Algiers, 1541

Barbary Pirates attacked in Algiers, 1541
Emperor Charles Vs attempt to capture Algiers, home of the Barbary Pirates, 1541. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: EXPL2A-00095

EXPL2A-00095
Marco Polo leading the Venetian ships at Korcula in the Adriatic Sea. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageMediterranean Collection: EXPL2A-00094

EXPL2A-00094
Ships of Marco Polo on the Mediterranean Sea, 1300s. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageMediterranean Collection: PROY2A-00107

PROY2A-00107
Richard Is farewell to the Holy Land after the Third Crusade, 1192. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: PBIB2A-00061

PBIB2A-00061
Apostle Paul leaving his friends to spread Christianity in Asia Minor. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Traders approaching Sidon, a seaport of ancient Phoenicia

Traders approaching Sidon, a seaport of ancient Phoenicia
Camel caravan approaching Sidon, a seaport of ancient Phoenicia. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: EXPL2A-00065

EXPL2A-00065
World map of the flat earth printed by Beatus Rhenanus Bildaus Rheinau early 1500s - North is left, Mediterranean Sea middle Printed color lithograph reproduction 19th century

Background imageMediterranean Collection: EXPL2A-00353

EXPL2A-00353
Ptolemys map of the world shown in red, true locations in black. Printed color lithograph 19th century

Background imageMediterranean Collection: EXPL2A-00061

EXPL2A-00061
Ptolemys world map, circa 150 AD, from the edition of 1472. Color halftone reproduction of the first printed edition of 1472

Background imageMediterranean Collection: PBIB2A-00067

PBIB2A-00067
King Hirams fleet brings gifts to Solomon. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: PANC2A-00059

PANC2A-00059
Alexander the Great laying out the city of Alexandria in ancient Egypt, 332 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: PANC2A-00092

PANC2A-00092
Roman Emperor Tiberius enjoying his villa on Capri. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Map of the Mideast in ancient times

Map of the Mideast in ancient times
Map of the ancient Near East, birthplace of civilization. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Europe at the time of the Crusades

Europe at the time of the Crusades
Map of Europe during the Crusades, 1000 to 1200 AD. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: GEUR2A-00002

GEUR2A-00002
Moonlight on Genoa harbor, circa 1400s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: EXPL2A-00096

EXPL2A-00096
Trade in a seaport of the Mediterranean about the time of Marco Polo. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century reproduction of a miniature in a 15th-century manuscript of the Travels of Marco Polo

Background imageMediterranean Collection: Ceremony marrying Venice to the sea, 1609

Ceremony marrying Venice to the sea, 1609
Doge of Venice carried in the galley Bucentaur, to espouse the sea, 1609. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageMediterranean Collection: GEUR2A-00090

GEUR2A-00090
Sailboats on the lagoon of Venice. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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