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Human Settlement Collection

"Exploring the Tapestry of Human Settlement: From Victorian London's Shady Lanes to Ancient Anatolia and Beyond" Step into the shadows of Victorian London

Background imageHuman Settlement 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 imageHuman Settlement Collection: Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha
Vintage engraving from 1878 showing a view of Tristan da Cunha a remote volcanic group of islands in the south Atlantic Ocean and the main island of that group

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Map of Madras (Chennai), India, 19th Century

Map of Madras (Chennai), India, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of Map of Madras (Chennai), India, 19th Century

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Map of Antarctica overlaid with illustrations of Sea Gulls, Penguins, Elephant Seal

Map of Antarctica overlaid with illustrations of Sea Gulls, Penguins, Elephant Seal, Shrimp and buildings

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: The Pitons, Soufrière, St Lucia

The Pitons, Soufrière, St Lucia
The volcanic mountainous peaks known as the Pitons are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They dominate the surrounding landscape

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Catal Huyuk, ancient settlement in Anatolia, Turkey, from c. 6500 BC

Catal Huyuk, ancient settlement in Anatolia, Turkey, from c. 6500 BC

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Cannon Beach, view from Ecola State Park, Oregon, USA

Cannon Beach, view from Ecola State Park, Oregon, USA

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Victorian London - A shady place

Victorian London - A shady place
Vintage engraving showing a scene from 19th Century London England. A dark alley in Whitechapel circa 1870

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Gargoyle of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

Gargoyle of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
The gargoyles are an essential part of the history of the cathedral, and a key aspect of the site. The gargoyles main purpose is very practical

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Map of Hull

Map of Hull
Vintage map from 1880 of Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The city of Hull has served as market town, military supply port, trading hub, fishing and whaling centre

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Buenos Aires map

Buenos Aires map
Antique engraving map of Buenos Aires

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Taste map of a human tongue, light green area sensitive to bitter taste

Taste map of a human tongue, light green area sensitive to bitter taste, yellow areas sensitive to sour taste, blue areas sensitive to salt taste, purple area sensitive to sweet taste

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Croagh Patrick mountain, Carrowkeeran, County Mayo, Connacht province, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Croagh Patrick mountain, Carrowkeeran, County Mayo, Connacht province, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Portsmouth and Southampton

Portsmouth and Southampton
Antique map of a Portsmouth and Southampton

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Hags Head, Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Hags Head, Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Swiss flag on a mountain in the Alpstein Range, Appenzell, Switzerland, Alps, Europe

Swiss flag on a mountain in the Alpstein Range, Appenzell, Switzerland, Alps, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Italy, Rome, painting of sunset on the Lungotevere

Italy, Rome, painting of sunset on the Lungotevere
Mario Mafai (1902-1965), Sunset on the Lungotevere, 1929

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Map of ancient Abruzzo, by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, engraving, 1702

Map of ancient Abruzzo, by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, engraving, 1702
Cartography, Italy, 18th century. Ancient Abruzzo. From The Kingdom of Naples in perspective by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, 1702. Engraving

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Coast at Claddaghduff with Omey Island, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Coast at Claddaghduff with Omey Island, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Ancient Temple of Athena Pronea, Delphi, Greece

Ancient Temple of Athena Pronea, Delphi, Greece
View of the Athena Pronea Sanctuary in Delphi, Greece

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Sugarcane plants in Mauritius, Africa

Sugarcane plants in Mauritius, Africa

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Map of Liverpool and its environs, England, 1870s

Map of Liverpool and its environs, England, 1870s
Vintage engraving of Map of Liverpool and its environs, England, 1870s, 19th Century

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Illustration of a bible scene, Exodus 35-36, Tabernacle, God instructs Moses to build a house of

Illustration of a bible scene, Exodus 35-36, Tabernacle, God instructs Moses to build a house of prayer for the wandering Israelites

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Lunenburg in Nova Scotia, Canada - colorful buildings and dories in the harbor front

Lunenburg in Nova Scotia, Canada - colorful buildings and dories in the harbor front
Lunenburg is a colorful port town in Nova Scotia, Canada. Being the best example of a planned British colonial settlement in Canada and to protect its unique architecture and civic design

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Llama overlooking ruins of the ancient city of Machu Picchu, Peru

Llama overlooking ruins of the ancient city of Machu Picchu, Peru
The Inca citadel in the Andes Mountains and the river valley below

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Marsh Daisy (Armeria maritima), coast at Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Marsh Daisy (Armeria maritima), coast at Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Wildly romantic coast near Paleokastritsa, Corfu Island, northwestern Corfu, Ionian Islands

Wildly romantic coast near Paleokastritsa, Corfu Island, northwestern Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece, Southern Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Clerkenwell Tunnel

Clerkenwell Tunnel
January 1868: Entrance to Clerkenwell Tunnel on the Metropolitan railway. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Map of The Kingdom of Naples, by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, engraving, 1702

Map of The Kingdom of Naples, by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, engraving, 1702
Cartography, Italy, 18th century. The Kingdom of Naples. From The Kingdom of Naples in perspective by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, 1702. Engraving

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Arrifana beach, Aljezur Municipality, Algarve, Portugal

Arrifana beach, Aljezur Municipality, Algarve, Portugal
Praia da Arrifana, Aljezur, Portugal

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: View from Piz Gloria, Mt. Schilthorn, Muerren, Canton Bern, Switzerland, Europe

View from Piz Gloria, Mt. Schilthorn, Muerren, Canton Bern, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: The sandy beach Platja de Llenaire in Puerto Pollensa, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe

The sandy beach Platja de Llenaire in Puerto Pollensa, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Sunset on the beach in Broome, Australia

Sunset on the beach in Broome, Australia

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Clifden Bay, Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Clifden Bay, Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz He raised his manacled hands

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz He raised his manacled hands
Vintage engraving from Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz. He raised his manacled hands in a threatening attitude, fixed his eyes on his shrinking parent, and slowly left the room

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Dom LuAis I Bridge in Porto, Portugal

Dom LuAis I Bridge in Porto, Portugal
Dom LuAis I Bridge in Porto from a boat in Douro river. The Dom LuAis I Bridge is a double-decked metal arch bridge that spans the Douro River between the cities of Porto

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church

Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Festung Koenigstein fortress on the river Elbe, overlooking the town of Koenigstein

Festung Koenigstein fortress on the river Elbe, overlooking the town of Koenigstein, Elbsandsteingebirge Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Nationalpark Saechsische Schweiz national park, Saxon Switzerland

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Panoramic view from Diamond Hill over Letterfrack and Ballynakill Harbour

Panoramic view from Diamond Hill over Letterfrack and Ballynakill Harbour, Connemara National Park, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: France, Magny-les-Hameaux, view of the Abbey of Port-Royal- des-Champs, gouache on parchment

France, Magny-les-Hameaux, view of the Abbey of Port-Royal- des-Champs, gouache on parchment
France - 18th century - Abbey of Port-Royal des Champs, gouache on parchment

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Temple of Apollo, Delphi

Temple of Apollo, Delphi
Temple of Apollo at Delphi (4th century BC) built along the Sacred Way

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Deserted village of Slievemore, Achill Island, County Mayo, Connacht province

Deserted village of Slievemore, Achill Island, County Mayo, Connacht province, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Foothills of the Sierra Nevada at Orgiva, Alpujarra, Sierra Nevada, Spain, Europe

Foothills of the Sierra Nevada at Orgiva, Alpujarra, Sierra Nevada, Spain, Europe

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Italy, painting of The Plateau of the Parrot

Italy, painting of The Plateau of the Parrot
Riccardo Francalancia (1886-1965), The Plateau of the Parrot, 1926

Background imageHuman Settlement Collection: Italy, Assisi, Church of Saint Francis of Assisi

Italy, Assisi, Church of Saint Francis of Assisi
Riccardo Francalancia (1886-1965), Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, 1925



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"Exploring the Tapestry of Human Settlement: From Victorian London's Shady Lanes to Ancient Anatolia and Beyond" Step into the shadows of Victorian London, a city teeming with intrigue and mystery. Its dimly lit streets hold secrets untold, inviting you to unravel tales of bygone eras. Venturing across continents, discover Buenos Aires on a map that reveals its vibrant soul. Overlayed with illustrations of sea gulls, penguins, elephant seals, shrimp, and buildings - witness the harmonious coexistence between nature and human settlement in this bustling metropolis. Journey back in time to Catal Huyuk in ancient Anatolia; an archaeological marvel from 6500 BC. Marvel at the ingenuity of our ancestors as they built a thriving community amidst challenging landscapes. Find solace along Northern Ireland's picturesque coastline adorned with wide sandy beaches in Ballycastle. Let the tranquil waves whisper stories of resilience and beauty shaped by centuries of human habitation. Unveil history through a 19th-century map showcasing Madras (Chennai), India. Witness how this vibrant city has evolved over time while retaining its rich cultural heritage. Stand atop Hags Head at Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland; let your gaze wander across breathtaking vistas that have inspired generations. Feel the connection between humans and their surroundings etched into every cliff face. Immerse yourself in Connemara's enchanting landscape within County Galway; where Clifden stands as a testament to man's ability to thrive amidst rugged terrain. Admire how they are seamlessly blend with nature's grandeur. Gaze upon gargoyles adorning Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; these stone guardians symbolize humanity's desire for protection against unseen forces while adding an air of mystique to architectural wonders. Explore Hull on a map that unravels its urban tapestry - tracing paths forged by countless individuals who have called this city home.