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Old World Collection

"Journey through the Old World: Unveiling Ancient Maps and Timeless Beauty" Step back in time as we explore the captivating wonders of the Old World

Background imageOld World Collection: From the Old World to the New, Irish Emigrants coming on Board at Queenstown (litho)

From the Old World to the New, Irish Emigrants coming on Board at Queenstown (litho)
1038863 From the Old World to the New, Irish Emigrants coming on Board at Queenstown (litho) by Wyllie, William Lionel (1851-1931) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOld World Collection: Anglo-Saxon 10th century world map

Anglo-Saxon 10th century world map
Anglo-Saxon world map, dating from the 10th century. East is top. This map of the known world was probably produced by an Irish monk

Background imageOld World Collection: 17th century world map

17th century world map
World map, published around 1664 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, by Dutch mapmaker Joan Blaeu (c.1599- 1673). The Latin title is Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula

Background imageOld World Collection: Perseus and Medusa statue at Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Perseus and Medusa statue at Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Background imageOld World Collection: 16th century world map

16th century world map
World map, published around 1565 in Venice, Italy, by Italian mapmaker Ferando Bertelli. The title of the map: Universale Descrittione di Tutta la Terra Conosciuta Fin Qui

Background imageOld World Collection: Map of the world, 1720

Map of the world, 1720
(Original Caption) 18th century map of the world. Published in Paris in 1720, this French map shows the known world, including the new lands that had been discovered in the preceding centuries by

Background imageOld World Collection: Croatia, Split, Twilight Diocletians Palace

Croatia, Split, Twilight Diocletians Palace

Background imageOld World Collection: Homeric cosmogony

Homeric cosmogony. Map of the Earth based on the myths and knowledge of the Ancient Greeks at the time of Homer (1st or 2nd millennium BC)

Background imageOld World Collection: Croatia, Zagreb, St. Markls Square at Dawn

Croatia, Zagreb, St. Markls Square at Dawn

Background imageOld World Collection: Portugal, Lisbon, Alfama, View of Rooftops from Largo Portas do Sol

Portugal, Lisbon, Alfama, View of Rooftops from Largo Portas do Sol

Background imageOld World Collection: Cobblestone walkway at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Cobblestone walkway at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Background imageOld World Collection: Gardens and village, Chateau de Villandry, Villandry, Loire Valley, France

Gardens and village, Chateau de Villandry, Villandry, Loire Valley, France

Background imageOld World Collection: Tulips at Claude Monet house and gardens, Giverny, France

Tulips at Claude Monet house and gardens, Giverny, France

Background imageOld World Collection: Street lamp at Basilica San Marco (Saint Marks Cathedral), Venice, Veneto, Italy

Street lamp at Basilica San Marco (Saint Marks Cathedral), Venice, Veneto, Italy

Background imageOld World Collection: Globe of 1492, lacking the New World

Globe of 1492, lacking the New World
Diagram of Martin Behaims globe, made just before Columbus discovered America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOld World Collection: Map of the world, 1590

Map of the world, 1590
16th century map of the world. Published around 1590, this map shows the known world, including the new lands being discovered by Europeans exploring across the Atlantic

Background imageOld World Collection: China, Hainan Province

China, Hainan Province, Hainan Island, Monkey Island Research park - a gorilla statue

Background imageOld World Collection: Italy, Rome, Piazza Navona at Dawn

Italy, Rome, Piazza Navona at Dawn

Background imageOld World Collection: Metro sign, Paris, France

Metro sign, Paris, France

Background imageOld World Collection: Wine glasses at an outdoor cafe, Paris, France

Wine glasses at an outdoor cafe, Paris, France

Background imageOld World Collection: Europe, Italy, Umbria, Gubbio, Crescent Moon at Palazzo dei Consoli (Town Hall)

Europe, Italy, Umbria, Gubbio, Crescent Moon at Palazzo dei Consoli (Town Hall)

Background imageOld World Collection: Europe, Italy, Umbria, Montone, Street in Historic District

Europe, Italy, Umbria, Montone, Street in Historic District

Background imageOld World Collection: Europe, Italy, Umbria, Spoleto, Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta

Europe, Italy, Umbria, Spoleto, Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta

Background imageOld World Collection: Italy, Trieste, Piazza Unita d Italia at dawn

Italy, Trieste, Piazza Unita d Italia at dawn

Background imageOld World Collection: San Juan, Puerto Rico - The interior foyer of a home in the Spanish Colonial style

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The interior foyer of a home in the Spanish Colonial style. (Editorial Usage Only)

Background imageOld World Collection: Detail of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Detail of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Background imageOld World Collection: Lion statue at the entrance to the Arsenal, Venice, Veneto, Italy

Lion statue at the entrance to the Arsenal, Venice, Veneto, Italy

Background imageOld World Collection: Neptune statue at the entrance to the Arsenal, Venice, Veneto, Italy

Neptune statue at the entrance to the Arsenal, Venice, Veneto, Italy

Background imageOld World Collection: Old, Map of Eastern and Western Hemispheres, From 1875

Old, Map of Eastern and Western Hemispheres, From 1875
Old black and white illustration of the Eastern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere, from the 1800 s

Background imageOld World Collection: Behaims 1492 globe showing a round Earth but no New World

Behaims 1492 globe showing a round Earth but no New World
Diagram of globe by Martin Behaim, without the New World, created in 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOld World Collection: Tilo-Leum Advertisement

Tilo-Leum Advertisement
An advertisement for Liberty & Co. promoting Tilko-Leum, a flooring product, which, in the picture, gives an old-world effect on a tiled floor, of a tudor interior. Date: circa 1919

Background imageOld World Collection: A Link with the Old World, Mozambique (b / w photo)

A Link with the Old World, Mozambique (b / w photo)
5222130 A Link with the Old World, Mozambique (b/w photo) by South African Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Link with the Old World, Mozambique)

Background imageOld World Collection: A Mona Monkey sitting on a horizontal pole in its enclosure at London Zoo in September

A Mona Monkey sitting on a horizontal pole in its enclosure at London Zoo in September
3587763 A Mona Monkey sitting on a horizontal pole in its enclosure at London Zoo in September 1925 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942)

Background imageOld World Collection: Spaniards and Peruvians, from the picture in the Vernon Gallery (engraving)

Spaniards and Peruvians, from the picture in the Vernon Gallery (engraving)
5198954 Spaniards and Peruvians, from the picture in the Vernon Gallery (engraving) by Briggs, Henry Perronet (1792-1844) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Spaniards and Peruvians)

Background imageOld World Collection: A young Chimpanzee puts his arm around a Mangabey under mistletoe at London Zoo in

A young Chimpanzee puts his arm around a Mangabey under mistletoe at London Zoo in
3043066 A young Chimpanzee puts his arm around a Mangabey under mistletoe at London Zoo in December 1924 (b/w photo) by Bond

Background imageOld World Collection: A Kikuyu Black-and-white Colobus Monkey sitting in its enclosure at London Zoo in July

A Kikuyu Black-and-white Colobus Monkey sitting in its enclosure at London Zoo in July
3066193 A Kikuyu Black-and-white Colobus Monkey sitting in its enclosure at London Zoo in July 1925 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942)

Background imageOld World Collection: An albino Old World Monkey, genus Ceropithecus, being held at London Zoo

An albino Old World Monkey, genus Ceropithecus, being held at London Zoo
1275265 An albino Old World Monkey, genus Ceropithecus, being held at London Zoo, July 1922 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942)

Background imageOld World Collection: Welcome All cartoon, 1880 (colour litho)

Welcome All cartoon, 1880 (colour litho)
PNP256711 Welcome All cartoon, 1880 (colour litho) by Keppler, Joseph (1838-94); Private Collection; Peter Newark American Pictures; American, out of copyright

Background imageOld World Collection: From the Old World to the New, thess 'Majestic'lying in the Mersey (engraving)

From the Old World to the New, thess "Majestic"lying in the Mersey (engraving)
1038821 From the Old World to the New, thess " Majestic" lying in the Mersey (engraving) by Wyllie, William Lionel (1851-1931) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOld World Collection: An endangered Roloway Monkey sitting on the ground, looking upwards

An endangered Roloway Monkey sitting on the ground, looking upwards
3587746 An endangered Roloway Monkey sitting on the ground, looking upwards, while holding its tail, London Zoo, 1927 (b/w photo) by Bond

Background imageOld World Collection: A male Mandrill George sitting on a log in his enclosure, London Zoo

A male Mandrill George sitting on a log in his enclosure, London Zoo
2644377 A male Mandrill George sitting on a log in his enclosure, London Zoo, August 1923 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942)

Background imageOld World Collection: Netherlands: Pictured beauty in Old World setting (colour photo)

Netherlands: Pictured beauty in Old World setting (colour photo)
3106182 Netherlands: Pictured beauty in Old World setting (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Netherlands: Pictured beauty in Old World setting)

Background imageOld World Collection: German immigrants in New York City, c. 1870 (engraving)

German immigrants in New York City, c. 1870 (engraving)
PNP256702 German immigrants in New York City, c.1870 (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOld World Collection: From the Old World to the New, the Arrival in New York Harbour (litho)

From the Old World to the New, the Arrival in New York Harbour (litho)
1038895 From the Old World to the New, the Arrival in New York Harbour (litho) by Wyllie, William Lionel (1851-1931) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: From the Old World to the New)

Background imageOld World Collection: Professor Nordenskiolds Arctic Voyages (engraving)

Professor Nordenskiolds Arctic Voyages (engraving)
1099922 Professor Nordenskiolds Arctic Voyages (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Professor Nordenskiolds Arctic Voyages)

Background imageOld World Collection: They went around the house, playing under the windows

They went around the house, playing under the windows
PT177499 They went around the house, playing under the windows, illustration from Old Christmas by Washington Irving (1783-1859) published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1908 (colour litho) by Aldin

Background imageOld World Collection: A Sledge-Coach in Old-World Amsterdam (engraving)

A Sledge-Coach in Old-World Amsterdam (engraving)
1615248 A Sledge-Coach in Old-World Amsterdam (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Sledge-Coach in Old-World Amsterdam)

Background imageOld World Collection: A Lappet-faced Vulture standing on the floor of its enclosure, preening its wing feathers

A Lappet-faced Vulture standing on the floor of its enclosure, preening its wing feathers
3822558 A Lappet-faced Vulture standing on the floor of its enclosure, preening its wing feathers, London Zoo, 1931 (b/w photo) by Bond



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"Journey through the Old World: Unveiling Ancient Maps and Timeless Beauty" Step back in time as we explore the captivating wonders of the Old World. From an Anglo-Saxon 10th-century world map to a mesmerizing Perseus and Medusa statue at Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; immerse yourself in the rich history that shaped our modern world. Traveling further, discover intricate details on a 17th-century world map and unravel the mysteries of a 16th-century rendition. Witness how perceptions of our planet evolved with each passing century, culminating in a stunning 1720 map that showcases global exploration. Venturing into Croatia's enchanting landscapes, experience twilight at Diocletian's Palace in Split or witness St. Markls Square bathed in ethereal dawn light in Zagreb. These ancient cities whisper tales from bygone eras while offering glimpses into their vibrant present. Continue your journey to Portugal's Lisbon where Alfama reveals its timeless charm. Stand atop Largo Portas do Sol for breathtaking views of rooftops that have witnessed centuries unfold before them – a testament to Lisbon's enduring allure. Delve deeper into antiquity as you explore Homeric cosmogony – an ancient belief system rooted in Greek mythology that sought to explain the creation of our universe. Marvel at this early understanding of existence and ponder humanity's eternal quest for knowledge. Stroll along cobblestone walkways within Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France – where history intertwines with artistry amidst serene surroundings. Find solace among tombstones bearing names etched by time itself while contemplating life’s ephemeral nature. Escape to Chateau de Villandry nestled within France's picturesque Loire Valley – where meticulously manicured gardens transport you back to an era defined by elegance and grace. Lose yourself amidst blooming flora as whispers from past generations echo through the air.