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Gibraltar Collection

Gibraltar, a tiny peninsula located at the southern tip of Spain, holds a rich history and captivating charm

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Medieval Spain and Portugal map

Medieval Spain and Portugal map
Map of the Iberian Peninsula in the 1300s and 1400s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Anchor Line Poster

Anchor Line Poster for ship travel between Gibraltar, Egypt and India with an elephant

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Map of Portugal

Map of Portugal
Antique illustration engraving map og Portugal

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Barbary Macaque / Ape - Gibraltar - in habitat - Europe

Barbary Macaque / Ape - Gibraltar - in habitat - Europe
RD-205 Barbary Macaque monkey Gibraltar - in habitat - Europe Macaca sylvanus Giacomo Radi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Rock of Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar, viewed from the Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Caleta Hotel, Catalan Bay, Gibraltar, Europe

The Caleta Hotel, Catalan Bay, Gibraltar, Europe

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England)

The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England)
IMPERIALISM CARTOON, 1882. The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism grabbing land on every continent

Background imageGibraltar Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797

A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 45 S

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Rock of Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull
The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire

Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire
British troops occupying Gibraltar, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Empire Marketing Board poster - Gibraltar

Empire Marketing Board poster - Gibraltar
Empire Marketing Board poster showing a family on the deck of a ship which is sailing close to the rock of Gibraltar

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Picture No. 10760605

Picture No. 10760605
Rock of GIBRALTAR - The town of La Linea de la Concepcion seen from the Mediterannean coast north of it. Morning light Date:

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Main Street and Post Office, Gibraltar

Main Street and Post Office, Gibraltar, on a busy day. Date: 1910s

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Battle of Gibraltar

Battle of Gibraltar
The battle of Gibraltar : a Dutch fleet finds the Spanish fleet in the bay of Gibraltar, and completely destroys it

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Gibraltar Harbour

Gibraltar Harbour
The harbour of Gibraltar, before the British established their naval base here

Background imageGibraltar Collection: New and old Gibraltar Town from on top of the Rock, Gibraltar, Europe

New and old Gibraltar Town from on top of the Rock, Gibraltar, Europe

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Boats pulled onto beach below the Rock of Gibraltar

Boats pulled onto beach below the Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Porthcurno Cable Station

Porthcurno Cable Station
Porthcurno cable terminal in Cornwall, built by the Falmouth Gibraltar Malta Telegraph company

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Alameda Gardens, Gibraltar, Europe

Alameda Gardens, Gibraltar, Europe

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Rock of Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean

Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean
Phoenician galley passing the Rock of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Jetstream at Fairford

Jetstream at Fairford
A British Aerospace Jetstream T.2 XX478 564 from 750 Naval Air Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm at Gibraltar Date: circa 1989

Background imageGibraltar Collection: 'Smuggling at Gibraltar', Contrabandistas preparing to pass the Spanish Custom House after leaving

"Smuggling at Gibraltar", Contrabandistas preparing to pass the Spanish Custom House after leaving Gibraltar
1054405 " Smuggling at Gibraltar", Contrabandistas preparing to pass the Spanish Custom House after leaving Gibraltar (engraving) by Woods

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Nimrod MR. 2 at RAF Gibraltar

Nimrod MR. 2 at RAF Gibraltar
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 XV254, with a Shackleton in the background at RAF Gibraltar circa 1988/89 Date: circa 1988 / 1989

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Gibraltar (1844). Rock, city and harbour. Etching

Gibraltar (1844). Rock, city and harbour. Etching

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Map of the kingdoms of Granada and Murcia (Granata

Map of the kingdoms of Granada and Murcia (Granata et Murcia regna) by W. Blaeu. Decorated with the Arms of both States, the figure of a surveyor and a naval combat. Published in Amsterdam, 1635

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Items of interior decoration at the seat of Sir Savile Crossley - Somerleyton Hall near

Items of interior decoration at the seat of Sir Savile Crossley - Somerleyton Hall near Lowestoft - Household Gods. These include a marble statue of Sir Savile as a boy, a bronze figure of Atalanta

Background imageGibraltar Collection: HMS Dragon Near Gibraltar

HMS Dragon Near Gibraltar
Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon is pictured operating near Gibraltar during a seven month deployment to the Middle East

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782 (c1783)

Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782 (c1783). General Sir George Eliott is on horseback pointing to the battle between the British and the Spanish land and sea forces

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Siege of Gibraltar - 1

Siege of Gibraltar - 1
The Spanish and French besiege Gibraltar 1779 to 1783 : the biggest attack involves 48 vessels and 100, 000 men, but is repulsed by the garrison under general Eliott. Date: 13 September 1782

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Rock Of Gibraltar

Rock Of Gibraltar
19th September 1966: The Rock of Gibraltar with the Spanish town of La Linea in the foreground and North Africas Atlas Mountains in the background. (Photo by Own/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Map of Gibraltar (XVIIIIth c. ). Etching

Map of Gibraltar (XVIIIIth c. ). Etching
Map of Gibraltar (XVIIIIth c.). Etching

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Galleries, Gibraltar

The Galleries, Gibraltar Date: circa 1910

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Rock of Gibraltar (b / w photo)

The Rock of Gibraltar (b / w photo)
7160756 The Rock of Gibraltar (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Rock of Gibraltar)

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), two adults with baby

Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), two adults with baby, overlooking town and ships in sea at sunset. Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar. August 2018

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Barbary Macaque, Gibraltar, Cadiz Province

Barbary Macaque, Gibraltar, Cadiz Province

Background imageGibraltar Collection: HMS Westminster at Gibraltar

HMS Westminster at Gibraltar
The Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster loads up with supplies at Her Majestys Naval Base, Gibraltar on the morning of the 2nd of March 2011 prior to sailing to the eastern Med to replace HMS York

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Lamp post made from German torpedo, Gibraltar

Lamp post made from German torpedo, Gibraltar
Lamp post made from a German torpedo, at a Royal Navy camp in Gibraltar. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Panoramic map of Mediterranean by G. H. Davis

Panoramic map of Mediterranean by G. H. Davis
A new centre of world alarm during the Second World War: a panoramic map of the Mediterranean, showing the principal bases

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Spain, Gibraltar, La Linea de la Concepcion, spanish town in shadow of the Rock of Gibraltar

Spain, Gibraltar, La Linea de la Concepcion, spanish town in shadow of the Rock of Gibraltar

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Red telephone box, Alameda Gardens, Gibraltar, Europe

Red telephone box, Alameda Gardens, Gibraltar, Europe

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Gibraltar Airport

Gibraltar Airport
A fine overview of the Gilbraltar airport and its built-up surroundings

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Army barracks, Gibraltar

Army barracks, Gibraltar
Vintage 19th century photograph: army barracks, Gibraltar

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Rock of Gibraltar from the beach

The Rock of Gibraltar from the beach. Date: 1935

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Promenade, Alameda Garden, Rock of Gibraltar, 1896. Creator: Keystone View Company

Promenade, Alameda Garden, Rock of Gibraltar, 1896. Creator: Keystone View Company
Promenade, Alameda Garden, Rock of Gibraltar, 1896. The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (or La Alameda Gardens) were commissioned in 1816

Background imageGibraltar Collection: The Arsenal at Gibraltar, circa 1880s

The Arsenal at Gibraltar, circa 1880s. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageGibraltar Collection: Rosia Bay, Gibraltar

Rosia Bay, Gibraltar
View of Rosia Bay, Gibraltar. Date: circa 1910



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Gibraltar, a tiny peninsula located at the southern tip of Spain, holds a rich history and captivating charm. As we explore this unique destination through various hints, let's embark on a journey that unveils its diverse cultural tapestry. Nestled between Portugal and Medieval Spain lies Gibraltar, marked on ancient maps as an essential strategic point in the region. Its geographical significance has shaped its destiny throughout centuries. In 1797, W. Fairbank meticulously drew a plan of Sheffield in Yorkshire County, engraved by Thomas Harris. Little did they know that their work would indirectly connect to Gibraltar's story – for it was during this time that the British Empire fortified the Rock as one of its key naval bases. An Anchor Line poster evokes images of maritime adventures and exotic destinations; Gibraltar served as an important port along these routes connecting Europe with far-flung lands. The Caleta Hotel in Catalan Bay stands today as a testament to Gibraltar's European allure. With stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea, it beckons travelers seeking tranquility amidst historical grandeur. Speaking of grandeur, The Rock dominates the landscape with its imposing presence. This iconic landmark has witnessed countless chapters unfold throughout history – from conflicts to conquests and everything in between. A thought-provoking American cartoon from 1882 depicts England personified as John Bull - portrayed as an octopus extending his imperial reach across continents like an insatiable devilfish. It serves as a reminder of how global powers vied for control over territories like Gibraltar during colonial times. John Trumbull's painting captures "The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar" in 1789 – showcasing bravery and resilience against sieges faced by those who defended this coveted outpost against foreign forces. As part of the British Empire Marketing Board campaign promoting trade within its dominions, posters featuring picturesque views enticed visitors to experience all that Gibraltar had to offer under British rule.