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Sahara Collection

The Sahara, a vast expanse of sand and mystery, has long captivated the imaginations of explorers throughout history

Background imageSahara Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of the explorers Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron

Background imageSahara Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron. Date: 19th Century

Background imageSahara Collection: EXPL2A-00139

EXPL2A-00139
Timbuktu in Africa, as drawn by Rene-Auguste Caillie, the first European visitor, 1828. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of Caillies illustration

Background imageSahara Collection: The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert, North west Africa - two camels stride across the sand, accompanied by their Bedouin owner. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSahara Collection: Arabs fighting tigers in the desert

Arabs fighting tigers in the desert
Tigers attacking an Arab caravan in the desert. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSahara Collection: Stratosphere and Sahara Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Stratosphere and Sahara Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageSahara Collection: Morocco - Camel train, Berber with Dromedary Camels in the great sand dunes of Erg Chebbi at

Morocco - Camel train, Berber with Dromedary Camels in the great sand dunes of Erg Chebbi at Merzouga
TD-1397 Morocco - Camel train, Berber with Dromedary Camels in the great sand dunes of Erg Chebbi at Merzouga Sahara Desert in Morocco's Southeast, Africa

Background imageSahara Collection: Expedition vehicle in the Tenere region of the central Sahara

Expedition vehicle in the Tenere region of the central Sahara

Background imageSahara Collection: Camels in the Sahara Desert, Tassili n Ajjer, Algeria, North Africa, Africa

Camels in the Sahara Desert, Tassili n Ajjer, Algeria, North Africa, Africa

Background imageSahara Collection: Moroccan Dinner Tent

Moroccan Dinner Tent, Hotel Ksar Tinsouline, Zagora, Draa Valley, Morocco MOROCCO-Draa Valley-ZAGORA: Interior of Moroccan Dinner Tent Hotel Ksar Tinsouline

Background imageSahara Collection: King Alis tent at Benowm, Kingdom of Ludamar

King Alis tent at Benowm, Kingdom of Ludamar
View of a moorish camp: King Alis tent at Benowm, Kingdom of Ludamar. Ali sat on a black leather cushion clipping the hairs on his upper lip while a female servant held a mirror

Background imageSahara Collection: Um el Ma Oasis, date palms and sand dunes, Libyan Desert, Libya, Sahara, North Africa, Africa

Um el Ma Oasis, date palms and sand dunes, Libyan Desert, Libya, Sahara, North Africa, Africa

Background imageSahara Collection: Richat Structure, satellite image

Richat Structure, satellite image. North is at top. Desert sands are pale yellow/white (top left and lower right), while less sandy, rocky areas are green, and volcanic rocks are blue

Background imageSahara Collection: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4

Background imageSahara Collection: A hand-painted sign showing the time it would take to reach Timbuktu in Mali (52 days

A hand-painted sign showing the time it would take to reach Timbuktu in Mali (52 days) if one were to set off across the Sahara Desert on a camel

Background imageSahara Collection: Map of Africa, 1902. Creator: Unknown

Map of Africa, 1902. Creator: Unknown
Map of Africa, 1902. Showing colonial possessions including French West Africa and German South West Africa, with insets of Table Bay in South Africa, and British and German East Africa

Background imageSahara Collection: Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) train crossing Merzouga dunes, Tafilalt, Sahara

Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) train crossing Merzouga dunes, Tafilalt, Sahara, Morocco, March 2007

Background imageSahara Collection: Map of the war in North Africa by G. H. Davis

Map of the war in North Africa by G. H. Davis
The war in North Africa: a strategic contour map of the desert arena during the Second World War. Conflict began there in September 1940. Date: 1942

Background imageSahara Collection: Sketch map of Africa, from The Life of Captain Sir Richard Burton, Volume II

Sketch map of Africa, from The Life of Captain Sir Richard Burton, Volume II
KW265425 Sketch map of Africa, from The Life of Captain Sir Richard Burton, Volume II by Isabel Burton (1831-96) published in 1893 (litho) by Burton

Background imageSahara Collection: Europe, satellite image

Europe, satellite image
Europe. Satellite image centred on Europe. North converges towards top. Water is blue, vegetation is green, arid areas are brown, and snow and ice are white

Background imageSahara Collection: Traditional house with a solar panel in the Sahara Desert, Algeria, North Africa, Africa

Traditional house with a solar panel in the Sahara Desert, Algeria, North Africa, Africa

Background imageSahara Collection: Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox
LB-11512 FENNEC FOX - peering over rock Distribution: Morocco - Arabia Fennecus zerda Ian Beames Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSahara Collection: Sand dunes, Sahara desert, Tunisia, Northern Africa

Sand dunes, Sahara desert, Tunisia, Northern Africa

Background imageSahara Collection: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4 2009 orange

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4 2009 orange

Background imageSahara Collection: Prehistoric rock paintings, Wadi Teshuinat, Akakus, Sahara desert, Fezzan, Libya

Prehistoric rock paintings, Wadi Teshuinat, Akakus, Sahara desert, Fezzan, Libya

Background imageSahara Collection: Morocco - the silent of earth

Morocco - the silent of earth
Gina Buliga

Background imageSahara Collection: In the lunar desert

In the lunar desert
Miroslaw Prybinski

Background imageSahara Collection: Life in the desert

Life in the desert
Miroslaw Prybinski

Background imageSahara Collection: Morocco - silent of earth

Morocco - silent of earth
Gina Buliga

Background imageSahara Collection: A Caravan on the Sahara (colour litho)

A Caravan on the Sahara (colour litho)
8651979 A Caravan on the Sahara (colour litho) by Nesbitt, Frances (1864-1934); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Caravan on the Sahara)

Background imageSahara Collection: Twilight phenomena in Upper Egypt (colour litho)

Twilight phenomena in Upper Egypt (colour litho)
8663612 Twilight phenomena in Upper Egypt (colour litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Twilight phenomena in Upper Egypt)

Background imageSahara Collection: French possessions and colonies: french Sahara. End of the 19th century (chromolithograph)

French possessions and colonies: french Sahara. End of the 19th century (chromolithograph)
ELD4964665 French possessions and colonies: french Sahara. End of the 19th century (chromolithograph); Private Collection; (add.info.: French colonial empire)

Background imageSahara Collection: Sahara: mirage in the desert, 1881 (engraving)

Sahara: mirage in the desert, 1881 (engraving)
PCT4295380 Sahara: mirage in the desert, 1881 (engraving); (add.info.: Sahara: mirage in the desert - illustration of the book " Picturesque travel around the world")

Background imageSahara Collection: A River of the Sahara (colour litho)

A River of the Sahara (colour litho)
8651976 A River of the Sahara (colour litho) by Nesbitt, Frances (1864-1934); Private Collection; (add.info.: A River of the Sahara)

Background imageSahara Collection: West Africa, 1679

West Africa, 1679
2902124 West Africa, 1679; (add.info.: West Africa, 1679.); Buyenlarge Archive/UIG

Background imageSahara Collection: Colonial Exhibition 1907 Paris, Touaregs making coffee

Colonial Exhibition 1907 Paris, Touaregs making coffee
JAB5036828 Colonial Exhibition 1907 Paris, Touaregs making coffee; (add.info.: Colonial Exhibition 1907 Paris, Touaregs making coffee); Photo ©Jaime Abecasis

Background imageSahara Collection: Daily life in the desert: sitting comfortably in a tent, looking at women working

Daily life in the desert: sitting comfortably in a tent, looking at women working
ELD4846435 Daily life in the desert: sitting comfortably in a tent, looking at women working and cooking Chromolithography of the end of the 19th century Private collection; Private Collection;

Background imageSahara Collection: Map of Africa in 1870. 19th century lithography

Map of Africa in 1870. 19th century lithography
NWI4855341 Map of Africa in 1870. 19th century lithography.; (add.info.: Map of Africa in 1870. 19th century lithography.); Photo © North Wind Pictures

Background imageSahara Collection: View of a moorish camp: King Ali's tent at Benowm, Kingdom of Ludamar

View of a moorish camp: King Ali's tent at Benowm, Kingdom of Ludamar
FLO4722659 View of a moorish camp: King Ali's tent at Benowm, Kingdom of Ludamar. Ali sat on a black leather cushion clipping the hairs on his upper lip while a female servant held a mirror

Background imageSahara Collection: Alexandrine Tinne

Alexandrine Tinne
3586334 Alexandrine Tinne; (add.info.: Engraved portrait of Alexandrine Tinne (1835-1869) Dutch heiress and explorer of Africa. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSahara Collection: Alexandrine Tinne

Alexandrine Tinne
3586333 Alexandrine Tinne; (add.info.: Engraved portrait of Alexandrine Tinne (1835-1869) Dutch heiress and explorer of Africa. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSahara Collection: Golf Courses: Sandwich, the 'Sahara' (colour litho)

Golf Courses: Sandwich, the "Sahara" (colour litho)
8670389 Golf Courses: Sandwich, the "Sahara" (colour litho) by Rountree, Harry (Herbert R.) (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sandwich, the "Sahara")

Background imageSahara Collection: The Dream of My Friend

The Dream of My Friend
Cristiana Catalina Clucencu

Background imageSahara Collection: Colonial Exhibition Paris 1907, the Saharan Chef Abdel Kader

Colonial Exhibition Paris 1907, the Saharan Chef Abdel Kader
JAB5036847 Colonial Exhibition Paris 1907, the Saharan Chef Abdel Kader.; (add.info.: Colonial Exhibition Paris 1907, the Saharan Chef Abdel Kader.); Photo ©Jaime Abecasis

Background imageSahara Collection: Colonial Exhibition 1907, Paris, Saharan encampment

Colonial Exhibition 1907, Paris, Saharan encampment
JAB5036837 Colonial Exhibition 1907, Paris, Saharan encampment.; (add.info.: Colonial Exhibition 1907, Paris, Saharan encampment.); Photo ©Jaime Abecasis

Background imageSahara Collection: Sahara Costumes: Desert Moors and Touareg in leather clothing and ordinary traditional costume

Sahara Costumes: Desert Moors and Touareg in leather clothing and ordinary traditional costume
FLO4635034 Sahara Costumes: Desert Moors and Touareg in leather clothing and ordinary traditional costume. Lithography for the book

Background imageSahara Collection: Caravan on the move in the Sahara desert, Algeria (litho)

Caravan on the move in the Sahara desert, Algeria (litho)
8663570 Caravan on the move in the Sahara desert, Algeria (litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Caravan on the move in the Sahara desert, Algeria)

Background imageSahara Collection: Map of northwestern Africa, c.1900 (engraving)

Map of northwestern Africa, c.1900 (engraving)
533056 Map of northwestern Africa, c.1900 (engraving); (add.info.: Map of northwest Africa with Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, Sahara, Senegal, Portuguese Guinea, circa 1902)



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The Sahara, a vast expanse of sand and mystery, has long captivated the imaginations of explorers throughout history. From ancient times to modern-day adventures, this desert holds tales of daring expeditions and remarkable encounters. As we gaze upon a map of Africa illustrating the travels of these intrepid explorers, we can't help but marvel at their courage and determination. They ventured into the unknown, braving scorching heat and treacherous terrain in search of new lands and treasures. One such tale depicts Arabs fighting tigers in the unforgiving desert. This gripping image transports us to a time when man battled nature's fiercest creatures amidst endless dunes. Moving forward in time, our attention is drawn to Stratosphere and Sahara Las Vegas in Nevada. A juxtaposition that reminds us how even amidst bustling cities, echoes of distant lands like the they are be found. But let's not forget the heart of it all - The Sahara Desert itself. Stretching across multiple countries including Morocco, Algeria, and Niger; it is an awe-inspiring sight that leaves visitors breathless. Picture yourself on a camel train with Berber guides traversing Erg Chebbi's great sand dunes or exploring Tassili n Ajjer's stunning landscapes. For those seeking adventure off-road vehicles are essential companions as they navigate through Tenere region’s challenging terrain. These sturdy machines enable exploration deep into this mesmerizing desert landscape. When night falls over the Sahara, Moroccan dinner tents come alive with vibrant colors and rich aromas wafting through the air. Sharing stories under starlit skies becomes an unforgettable experience as you immerse yourself in local culture. And finally, let us not overlook historical events etched within this sandy realm. King Ali's tent at Benowm stands as a testament to Ludamar Kingdom’s grandeur while G. H Davis' war map sheds light on North Africa's tumultuous past.