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13th Century Collection

Step back in time to the 13th century, a period of great cultural and historical significance

Background image13th Century Collection: Hereford mappa mundi (world map)

Hereford mappa mundi (world map)
3849688 Hereford mappa mundi (world map) by Richard of Haldingham (Richard de Bello) (fl.c.1260-1305); 158x133 cm; (add.info.: Hereford mappa mundi (world map)

Background image13th Century Collection: Monnow Bridge and Gate over the River Monnow, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

Monnow Bridge and Gate over the River Monnow, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century 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 image13th Century Collection: Mappa Mundi, ink and colors on parchment, created in London about 1265

Mappa Mundi, ink and colors on parchment, created in London about 1265
Cartography, 13th century. Mappa Mundi, Medieval map, London about 1265. Ink and colors on parchment. The maps diameter is 9 cm

Background image13th Century Collection: Dante and the Divine Comedy (The Comedy Illuminating Florence), 1464-1465

Dante and the Divine Comedy (The Comedy Illuminating Florence), 1464-1465. Artist: Domenico di Michelino
Dante and the Divine Comedy (The Comedy Illuminating Florence), 1464-1465. From the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

Background image13th Century Collection: Carreg Cennen Castle, near Llandeilo, Brecon Beacons National Park, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Carreg Cennen Castle, near Llandeilo, Brecon Beacons National Park, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Papal Palace, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur, France

Papal Palace, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur, France

Background image13th Century Collection: Caerphilly Castle, Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Caerphilly Castle, Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Holy Trinity Church on the River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Holy Trinity Church on the River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: The magnificent Salisbury cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The magnificent Salisbury cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Paradiso, Canto 31 : The saintly throng form a rose in the empyrean (rose celeste)

Paradiso, Canto 31 : The saintly throng form a rose in the empyrean (rose celeste)
GIA745614 Paradiso, Canto 31 : The saintly throng form a rose in the empyrean (rose celeste), illustration from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, 1885 (digitally coloured engraving) by Dore

Background image13th Century Collection: Carew Castle sunrise, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Carew Castle sunrise, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: St. Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

St. Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: MACEDONIA, Ohrid. Sveti Jovan at Kaneo Church (13th century) and Lake Ohrid / Morning

MACEDONIA, Ohrid. Sveti Jovan at Kaneo Church (13th century) and Lake Ohrid / Morning

Background image13th Century Collection: Alcudia, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe

Alcudia, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain

Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain
Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Granada, Spain. These carvings are in the Hall of the two Sisters. Alhambra is a walled city and fortress

Background image13th Century Collection: Angevin kings holdings in France and Britain

Angevin kings holdings in France and Britain
British Isles and France under the Angevins, 1100s-1400s. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background image13th Century Collection: Matthew Pariss Map of Great Britain showing rivers & towns in the south of England & part of

Matthew Pariss Map of Great Britain showing rivers & towns in the south of England & part of Wales, c. 1250 (1944)
Many place-names are still recognisable today. The word Auster, written over the English Channel at the bottom, refers to wind bringing heavy cloud cover and fog

Background image13th Century Collection: Page from the Dresden Codex, Maya manuscript

Page from the Dresden Codex, Maya manuscript. Chromolithograph of a page showing a section of a tonalamatl, a sacred season of 260 days

Background image13th Century Collection: KING DAVID PLAYING HARP. Miniature illumination, France, late 13th century

KING DAVID PLAYING HARP. Miniature illumination, France, late 13th century

Background image13th Century Collection: MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION. God as the great Architect of the Universe

MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION. God as the great Architect of the Universe. Illumination from the 13th century French Bible

Background image13th Century Collection: ADORATION OF MAGI. Late 12th century or early 13th century French manuscript illumination

ADORATION OF MAGI. Late 12th century or early 13th century French manuscript illumination

Background image13th Century Collection: Saint Nicholas of Lipna, 1294. Artist: Alexa Petrov

Saint Nicholas of Lipna, 1294. Artist: Alexa Petrov
Saint Nicholas of Lipna, 1294. Petrov, Alexa (Late 13th century). Russian icon painting. Found in the collection of the State Open-air Museum of History and Architecture Novgorodian Kremlin, Novgorod

Background image13th Century Collection: Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Manuscript Leaf with Opening of The Book of Nehemias, from a Bible, French, ca. 1280-1300

Manuscript Leaf with Opening of The Book of Nehemias, from a Bible, French, ca. 1280-1300. Artaxerxes kneels before the king receiving permission to make a journey

Background image13th Century Collection: Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland; Exterior Of A 13Th Century Castle

Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland; Exterior Of A 13Th Century Castle

Background image13th Century Collection: St Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning Wool for the Poor, 1901

St Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning Wool for the Poor, 1901. Elizabeth (1207-1231) was the daughter of Andras II of Hungary. After the death in 1227 of her husband Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia

Background image13th Century Collection: Fireworks, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Fireworks, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Wakefield Bridge and the Chantry Chapel, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England

Wakefield Bridge and the Chantry Chapel, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: NATI2D-00054

NATI2D-00054
Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park, Anasazi/Ancestral Puebloan ruins, Colorado. Digital photograph

Background image13th Century Collection: GEUR2D-00005

GEUR2D-00005
North rose window of Chartres Cathedral, depicting the glorification of the Virgin Mary, c. 1230 A.D. France. Digital photograph

Background image13th Century Collection: Haakon Haakonson brought to safety by the Birchlegs, 1200s

Haakon Haakonson brought to safety by the Birchlegs, 1200s
Birchlegs carrying Prince Hakon Hakonson to safety over the mountains, a Norwegian legend. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image13th Century Collection: Rochester Cathedral viewed from castle, Rochester, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Rochester Cathedral viewed from castle, Rochester, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: The town of Mont Orgueil and its castle, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Europe

The town of Mont Orgueil and its castle, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Duomo (Cathedral) in Piazza del Duomo, Spoleto, Umbria, Italy, Europe

Duomo (Cathedral) in Piazza del Duomo, Spoleto, Umbria, Italy, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Mongol conqueror. Chinese silk album leaf, Yuan Dynasty

Mongol conqueror. Chinese silk album leaf, Yuan Dynasty
GENGHIS KHAN (1162-1227). Mongol conqueror. Chinese silk album leaf, Yuan Dynasty

Background image13th Century Collection: Town Square with Stadtkirke and Town Hall, Staue of Martin Luther, Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Town Square with Stadtkirke and Town Hall, Staue of Martin Luther, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Mauritius Church, Appenzell, Switzerland

Mauritius Church, Appenzell, Switzerland

Background image13th Century Collection: Notre Dame Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Amiens, Picardy, France, Europe

Notre Dame Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Amiens, Picardy, France, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Eilean Donan castle

Eilean Donan castle at high tide. The castle is located on a small island in Loch Duich, in the western Highlands, Scotland, UK

Background image13th Century Collection: Persian pharmacy, 13th century artwork

Persian pharmacy, 13th century artwork
Persian pharmacy. 13th century Arabic artwork entitled The Preparation of Medicine from Honey. This image was produced in Baghdad, Iraq, whilst it was still part of the Persian Empire

Background image13th Century Collection: SAINT MATTHEW. Illumination from an Austrian Gospel, mid-13th century

SAINT MATTHEW. Illumination from an Austrian Gospel, mid-13th century

Background image13th Century Collection: Medieval clapper bridge made of four massive granite slabs crossing the East Dart River

Medieval clapper bridge made of four massive granite slabs crossing the East Dart River, constructed in the 13th and 14th centuries, Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Aberystwyth Castle, Ceredigion, West Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Aberystwyth Castle, Ceredigion, West Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image13th Century Collection: Latvia, Northeastern Latvia, Vidzeme Region, Gauja National Park, Sigulda, Turaida Castle

Latvia, Northeastern Latvia, Vidzeme Region, Gauja National Park, Sigulda, Turaida Castle

Background image13th Century Collection: Interior of the Sainte Chapelle, view from the entrance, 1865-1939. Creator: Daniel Jordens

Interior of the Sainte Chapelle, view from the entrance, 1865-1939. Creator: Daniel Jordens
Interior of the Sainte Chapelle, view from the entrance, 1865-1939

Background image13th Century Collection: Fresco in the crypt of the Cathedral, Anagni, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown

Fresco in the crypt of the Cathedral, Anagni, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown
Fresco in the crypt of the Cathedral, Anagni, Italy, (1928). About 1250...Hippocrates and Galen, painted by the master of the " Traslazioni" in the crypt of the same church

Background image13th Century Collection: Ascension and Pentecost, 1290-1300

Ascension and Pentecost, 1290-1300. From La Somme Le Roy, produced in France. Illustration from Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Museum, Miniatures, Borders, and Initials by George F Warner



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Step back in time to the 13th century, a period of great cultural and historical significance. Explore the Hereford Mappa Mundi, a stunning masterpiece created by Richard de Bello in 1285. This ink and color on parchment map provides a fascinating glimpse into the world as it was known at that time. Travel to London, where another remarkable Mappa Mundi was crafted around 1265. Marvel at this intricate depiction of the world's geography and landmarks, showcasing London's importance as a hub of knowledge and exploration during this era. Venture further west to Carreg Cennen Castle, nestled within the breathtaking Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Stand atop its ancient walls and imagine life in medieval times when knights roamed these lands. In Paradiso, Canto 31, witness an ethereal sight as saintly figures form a celestial rose in the empyrean sky. This poetic image captures the spiritual essence of the era with its devotion to faith and divine beauty. Cross over Monnow Bridge and Gate in Monmouthshire, Wales - an architectural gem that has stood for centuries. Picture merchants passing through its arches while trade flourished along the River Monnow below. Journey south to Caerphilly Castle - an imposing fortress that showcases both power and grandeur. Built by Angevin kings who held vast territories across France and Britain during this period, it stands as a testament to their dominance. Marvel at Islamic carvings adorning Alhambra Palace in Spain - exquisite artistry from Muslim culture during this epoch. These intricate designs reflect both religious devotion and skilled craftsmanship. Witness St Elizabeth of Hungary spinning wool for those less fortunate - an act of charity depicted beautifully in art from 1901. It serves as a reminder that even amidst political turmoil, compassion remained central to society's fabric. Finally, visit Papal Palace located in Avignon, France - a symbol of the Catholic Church's influence during this time.