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Walled City Collection

"Journey through Time: Exploring the Enigmatic Walled Cities" Step back in time to the 1300s as Marco Polo bids farewell to Venice

Background imageWalled City 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 imageWalled City Collection: Ancient Athens

Ancient Athens
Athens from the east, in the time of Hadrian. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWalled City Collection: A fiery sunset over Mdina, Malta

A fiery sunset over Mdina, Malta
Red sunset in Malta

Background imageWalled City Collection: Medieval castle

Medieval castle
Knights entering a castle in the Middle Ages. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWalled City Collection: Mycenae in ancient Greece, circa 1400 BC

Mycenae in ancient Greece, circa 1400 BC
Mycenae in ancient Greece at the height of its culture, circa 1400 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWalled City Collection: Tower of London in the late Middle Ages

Tower of London in the late Middle Ages
London during the time of Henry VII (1457-1509). Color lithograph reproduction of an illuminated manuscript: Roy 16F, ii

Background imageWalled City Collection: Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem
Marketplace in Jerusalem at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWalled City Collection: GEUR2A-00057

GEUR2A-00057
Medieval walled city of Nuremberg, Germany, 1400s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWalled City Collection: By Jerusalem. Study, 1921. Creator: Anna Katarina Boberg

By Jerusalem. Study, 1921. Creator: Anna Katarina Boberg
By Jerusalem. Study, 1921

Background imageWalled City Collection: Israel, Jerusalem, View of old Town

Israel, Jerusalem, View of old Town

Background imageWalled City Collection: The walled town of Cuenca, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Castilla la Mancha, Spain

The walled town of Cuenca, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Castilla la Mancha, Spain

Background imageWalled City Collection: Walkers Pillar, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1860. Artist: R Wallis

Walkers Pillar, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1860. Artist: R Wallis
Walkers Pillar, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1860. Walkers Monument, a doric column eighty feet high, was erected to perpetuate the memory of Reverend George Walker (1645-1690)

Background imageWalled City Collection: Map of the English city of Exeter by John Hooker, 1587. Artist: John Hooker

Map of the English city of Exeter by John Hooker, 1587. Artist: John Hooker
Birds eye view map by John Hooker, engraved by Remegius Hogenberg: 8000 inhabitants lived in 93 acres. The town was economically powerful and well known for its trade of wool

Background imageWalled City Collection: Israel, Jerusalem, Jewish Quarter, Synagogue door

Israel, Jerusalem, Jewish Quarter, Synagogue door

Background imageWalled City Collection: The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer

The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer
The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces Under the Command of General Fairfax, 1648, (1944). Map of the town of Colchester in Essex which was attacked by Parliamentary commander Lord-General

Background imageWalled City Collection: Tunisia, Kairouan, Madina, Blue door

Tunisia, Kairouan, Madina, Blue door

Background imageWalled City Collection: Walled City of Dubrovnik, Southeastern Tip of Croatia, Dalmation Coast, Adriatic Sea, Croatia

Walled City of Dubrovnik, Southeastern Tip of Croatia, Dalmation Coast, Adriatic Sea, Croatia, Eastern Europe

Background imageWalled City Collection: Viking attack on Paris, France, 885 AD

Viking attack on Paris, France, 885 AD
Rollo the Ranger attacking Paris from Viking ships on the River Seine, 885 AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWalled City Collection: Roman siege of a fortified city

Roman siege of a fortified city
Roman legions attacking a city to expand the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWalled City Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20121071

EyeUbiquitous_20121071
Northern Ireland, County Derry, The Guild Hall, view from the citys 17th century walls with a cannon in the foreground

Background imageWalled City Collection: Westgate, Canterbury, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Westgate, Canterbury, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Westgate, Canterbury, 1898. Grade I listed Westgate, a medieval gatehouse in the city walls of Canterbury were built from Kentish ragstone c1379. From " Our Own Country, Volume VI"

Background imageWalled City Collection: Israel, Jerusalem, View of Dome of the Rock and the Old Town

Israel, Jerusalem, View of Dome of the Rock and the Old Town

Background imageWalled City Collection: Israel, Jerusalem, View of Old Ciy looking towards Damascus Gate

Israel, Jerusalem, View of Old Ciy looking towards Damascus Gate

Background imageWalled City Collection: Gate of the Vivarrambla, Granada, 1830s, (1930). Creator: David Roberts

Gate of the Vivarrambla, Granada, 1830s, (1930). Creator: David Roberts
Gate of the Vivarrambla, Granada, 1830s, (1930). Arc (or Gate) of the Ears, also known as the Bib-Arrambla Gate, in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Background imageWalled City Collection: October - the Louvre, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Paul Limbourg, Jean Colombe

October - the Louvre, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Paul Limbourg, Jean Colombe
October - the Louvre, 15th century, (1939). Octobre - Le Louvre. Peasants sowing seed in a ploughed field: the man on the right is broadcasting by hand, as magpies eat the fallen grain

Background imageWalled City Collection: CHINA: KOWLOON, C1970. View of Kowloon walled city, China. Photograph, c1970

CHINA: KOWLOON, C1970. View of Kowloon walled city, China. Photograph, c1970

Background imageWalled City Collection: GMDE2A-00032

GMDE2A-00032
Baghdad straddling the Tigris River. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWalled City Collection: Malta, Central, Mdina, Rabat, door detail

Malta, Central, Mdina, Rabat, door detail

Background imageWalled City Collection: Elevated view over picturesque Korcula Town illuminated at sunset, Korcula, Dalmatia

Elevated view over picturesque Korcula Town illuminated at sunset, Korcula, Dalmatia, Croatia

Background imageWalled City Collection: Israel, Jerusalem, View of Muslim Quarter

Israel, Jerusalem, View of Muslim Quarter

Background imageWalled City Collection: Detail of London Wall East of Smithfield from Civitas Londinium (woodblock print)

Detail of London Wall East of Smithfield from Civitas Londinium (woodblock print)
XJF1766044 Detail of London Wall East of Smithfield from Civitas Londinium (woodblock print) by Agas, Ralph (c.1540-1621); Private Collection; (add.info.: Known as the Agas Map)

Background imageWalled City Collection: The Canterbury Pilgrimage, late 15th century, (1843). Artist: Henry Shaw

The Canterbury Pilgrimage, late 15th century, (1843). Artist: Henry Shaw
The Canterbury Pilgrimage, late 15th century, (1843). A 19th-century version of Chaucers pilgrims from a manuscript of Lydgates Storie of Thebes

Background imageWalled City Collection: View of fortified city, 1493

View of fortified city, 1493. A cog, a type of sailing vessel, can be seen in the foreground. A watergate gives access to the city at bottom right

Background imageWalled City Collection: The white washed houses of Olivenza. Extremadura, Spain

The white washed houses of Olivenza. Extremadura, Spain

Background imageWalled City Collection: Ota Darvoza, the western gate to the old town of Khiva. A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ota Darvoza, the western gate to the old town of Khiva. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Uzbekistan

Background imageWalled City Collection: Christ and the Samaritan Woman, 1310. Creator: Duccio di Buoninsegna

Christ and the Samaritan Woman, 1310. Creator: Duccio di Buoninsegna
Christ and the Samaritan Woman, 1310.

Background imageWalled City Collection: Peking City Wall. From: Far Eastern plates, 1911. Creator: Ernest Stephen Lumsden

Peking City Wall. From: Far Eastern plates, 1911. Creator: Ernest Stephen Lumsden
Peking City Wall. From: Far Eastern plates, 1911.

Background imageWalled City Collection: Six landscapes. A man wearing a cloak, and his dog. (H43), 1640-1690. Creator: Anthonie Waterloo

Six landscapes. A man wearing a cloak, and his dog. (H43), 1640-1690. Creator: Anthonie Waterloo
Six landscapes. A man wearing a cloak, and his dog. (H43), 1640-1690. From a series entitled 'Six landscapes' depicting a man wearing a cloak walking along a road with his dog

Background imageWalled City Collection: Garibaldi in England: arrival of Garibaldi at the townhall, Bargate, Southampton, 1864

Garibaldi in England: arrival of Garibaldi at the townhall, Bargate, Southampton, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Garibaldi in England: arrival of Garibaldi at the townhall, Bargate, Southampton, 1864. View of '...the picturesque old Bargate, in Southampton, at eleven o'clock on the Monday

Background imageWalled City Collection: The Taeping Rebellion in China: interior of the walls of Soo-Chow, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Taeping Rebellion in China: interior of the walls of Soo-Chow, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Taeping Rebellion in China: interior of the walls of Soo-Chow, 1864. Engraving from a photograph, '...illustrative of the capture of the Chinese town of Soo-Chow by the Imperialist troops

Background imageWalled City Collection: The War in Schleswig: Prussian ammunition-train entering Flensburg - by our special artist, 1864

The War in Schleswig: Prussian ammunition-train entering Flensburg - by our special artist, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Schleswig: Prussian ammunition-train entering Flensburg - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864. '...the Prussians...have brought up heavy siege-guns and trains of ammunition

Background imageWalled City Collection: The Prince of Novgorod Oleg, known as the Wise (regne 879-612)

The Prince of Novgorod Oleg, known as the Wise (regne 879-612) nailed his shield to the gate of Constantinople (Turkey)
NWI4945664 The Prince of Novgorod Oleg, known as the Wise (regne 879-612) nailed his shield to the gate of Constantinople (Turkey)

Background imageWalled City Collection: Skating at Florence, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Skating at Florence, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Skating at Florence, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by L. Caldesi. In Florence this year our English residents and visitors have been able to enjoy skating with as much zest as has been done

Background imageWalled City Collection: A scenic view of the Aigues Mortes city walls. Aigues Mortes, Gard, Languedoc Roussillon, France

A scenic view of the Aigues Mortes city walls. Aigues Mortes, Gard, Languedoc Roussillon, France

Background imageWalled City Collection: A scenic view of a gate in the Aigues Mortes city wall. Gard, Languedoc Roussillon, France

A scenic view of a gate in the Aigues Mortes city wall. Gard, Languedoc Roussillon, France

Background imageWalled City Collection: Walls built to protect the Pope's Palace in the city of Avignon in Provence, France

Walls built to protect the Pope's Palace in the city of Avignon in Provence, France. During the 14th and 15th centuries

Background imageWalled City Collection: Troops in front of city gate. Creator: Romeyn de Hooghe

Troops in front of city gate. Creator: Romeyn de Hooghe
Troops in front of city gate

Background imageWalled City Collection: The Storming of Delhi, the Cashmere Gate, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Storming of Delhi, the Cashmere Gate, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Storming of Delhi, the Cashmere Gate, 1857. This spirited Engraving, from an original Sketch, represents tha exciting scene of the storming of Delhi, at the Cashmere gate, by our brave troops



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"Journey through Time: Exploring the Enigmatic Walled Cities" Step back in time to the 1300s as Marco Polo bids farewell to Venice, a city adorned with intricate canals and majestic walled structures. Transport yourself further into history, where Ancient Athens stands proud with its towering walls, protecting its rich cultural heritage. Venture into the medieval era and witness the grandeur of castles surrounded by formidable fortifications. As dusk falls over Mdina, Malta, be mesmerized by a fiery sunset casting an ethereal glow on its ancient walls. Traveling across continents, immerse yourself in London's late Middle Ages at the iconic Tower of London. Marvel at Mycenae's ancient Greek ruins from circa 1400 BC and stand in awe before Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Relive moments of conflict as you envision Magdeburg under siege during Germany's Thirty Years War in 1631. Delve deeper into Israel's history as you explore Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter and gaze upon intricately designed synagogue doors. Take a panoramic view of Jerusalem’s old town and let your imagination wander through centuries past. Finally, discover Cuenca—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—nestled within Spain's Castilla la Mancha region; this walled town exudes charm that transcends time itself. Join us on this captivating journey through walled cities—an exploration that unveils stories etched within their fortified walls while showcasing humanity’s resilience throughout ages gone by.