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Ruins of City Hall, [1906 earthquake, San Francisco, Calif.]

Ruins of City Hall, [1906 earthquake, San Francisco, Calif.]

Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton, Pennsylvania

Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton, Pennsylvania

Muhammad and Abû Bakr on their camels meet a delegation that has come out from the city of Medina to greet them.

Muhammad and Abû Bakr on their camels meet a delegation that has come out from the city of Medina to greet them.

One of the newly converted Muslims of Medina urges a group of Jews of this city to convert.

One of the newly converted Muslims of Medina urges a group of Jews of this city to convert.

Abû Hishâm and two friends from the city of Medina who have converted to Islam sit respectfully before the Prophet.

Abû Hishâm and two friends from the city of Medina who have converted to Islam sit respectfully before the Prophet.

A Roman commander pays homage to Khusrau Parvîz in the city of Warigh.

A Roman commander pays homage to Khusrau Parvîz in the city of Warigh.

The Jews chase Christ out of the city

The Jews chase Christ out of the city

City in Syria from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 361v

City in Syria from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 361v

City of Baghdad from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 64

City of Baghdad from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 64

Burning of a city from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 45

Burning of a city from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 45

Seal Impression, City Gates

Seal Impression, City Gates

Civitas (City) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 270v

Civitas (City) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 270v

Antiochus IV Epiphanes is unable to take a Persian city (Elimais, Persepolis)

Antiochus IV Epiphanes is unable to take a Persian city (Elimais, Persepolis)

Mordecai's triumph: Mordecai on the king's horse is led through the city by Haman

Mordecai's triumph: Mordecai on the king's horse is led through the city by Haman

Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem; famine afflicts the city of Jerusalem: women are eating their children

Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem; famine afflicts the city of Jerusalem: women are eating their children

Jeremiah warns Zedekiah: "He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword"

Jeremiah warns Zedekiah: "He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword"

Text with red and blue initials. Map with small drawing of city.

Text with red and blue initials.  Map with small drawing of city.

Text with red and blue initials. Map with small drawing of city.

Text with red and blue initials.  Map with small drawing of city.

Surrender of a city from BL Royal 20 B XX, f. 34

Surrender of a city from BL Royal 20 B XX, f. 34

Burning of a city from BL Royal 20 B XX, f. 94v

Burning of a city from BL Royal 20 B XX, f. 94v

Eighth vision: John watches as the new Jerusalem is sent by God from heaven; an angel has carried John to a mountain where he shows John the holy city. (Apoc. 21:1-11)

Eighth vision: John watches as the new Jerusalem is sent by God from heaven; an angel has carried John to a mountain where he shows John the holy city. (Apoc. 21:1-11)

Fifth vision: an angel announces judgment to men of many categories of life; another angel points to the city of Babylon falling to pieces.

Fifth vision: an angel announces judgment to men of many categories of life; another angel points to the city of Babylon falling to pieces.

Eighth vision: as John watches, God in heaven sends a flowing river through the city of Jerusalem; John attempts to worship an angel who instead points to God. (Apoc. 22:1-9)

Eighth vision: as John watches, God in heaven sends a flowing river through the city of Jerusalem; John attempts to worship an angel who instead points to God. (Apoc. 22:1-9)

Rahab, whose house was built in the city wall of Jericho, lets the spies down from the window by means of a rope; the spies return to the Israelite camp and report to Joshua

Rahab, whose house was built in the city wall of Jericho, lets the spies down from the window by means of a rope; the spies return to the Israelite camp and report to Joshua

Nebuchadnezzar captures the city of Jerusalem: all the treasures of the temple and the palace of Jerusalem are carried off to Babylon; Israelites, including the prophet Ezekiel, are deported to Babylon; Ezekiel prophesies against Jerusalem

Nebuchadnezzar captures the city of Jerusalem: all the treasures of the temple and the palace of Jerusalem are carried off to Babylon; Israelites, including the prophet Ezekiel, are deported to Babylon; Ezekiel prophesies against Jerusalem

Surrender of a city of Alexander from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 12v

Surrender of a city of Alexander from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 12v

Alexander attacking a city from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 13

Alexander attacking a city from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 13

Alexander attacking a city from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 13

Alexander attacking a city from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 13

Rubrics and full-page miniature across two pages showing siege of a city and a king being hanged.

Rubrics and full-page miniature across two pages showing siege of a city and a king being hanged.

Full-page miniature showing rain of fire on a city.

Full-page miniature showing rain of fire on a city.

Spanish Translation of Saint Augustine's "City of God"

Spanish Translation of Saint Augustine's "City of God"

Spanish Translation of Saint Augustine's "City of God"

Spanish Translation of Saint Augustine's "City of God"

Spanish Translation of Saint Augustine's "City of God"

Spanish Translation of Saint Augustine's "City of God"

Miniature showing 1. Pamphila and two servants or students gather cotton, with walled city in background; 2. Pamphila carding the cotton while the servants clean and wind it. Initial, rubric, border design.

Miniature showing 1. Pamphila and two servants or students gather cotton, with walled city in background; 2. Pamphila carding the cotton while the servants clean and wind it.  Initial, rubric, border design.

Miniature showing a bloody slaughter inside a walled city, with Triaria prominent among the wounded warriors.

Miniature showing a bloody slaughter inside a walled city, with Triaria prominent among the wounded warriors.

Sheba's head is thrown over the wall of the city

Sheba's head is thrown over the wall of the city

David's army killing people during the conquest of the city of Rabbah

David's army killing people during the conquest of the city of Rabbah

While defending the city of Saba against his attack, Tharbis, the daughter of the king, falls in love with Moses

While defending the city of Saba against his attack, Tharbis, the daughter of the king, falls in love with Moses

Achior is tied to a tree near the city of Bethuliah

Achior is tied to a tree near the city of Bethuliah

Miniature showing three elegant ladies (including Cloelia?) fleeing on horseback across the Tiber from a walled city. On the far side of the city, soldiers with canon prepare a siege. Initial, rubric, border design.

Miniature showing three elegant ladies (including Cloelia?) fleeing on horseback across the Tiber from a walled city.  On the far side of the city, soldiers with canon prepare a siege.  Initial, rubric, border design.

Death of Codrus, king of Athens: disguised as a peasant, he seeks to be killed by enemy soldiers to save his city, because he had learned from the oracle that the side whose king fell would be victorious

Death of Codrus, king of Athens: disguised as a peasant, he seeks to be killed by enemy soldiers to save his city, because he had learned from the oracle that the side whose king fell would be victorious

Miniature showing 1. Joanna in majesty, flanked by male figures; 2. Five corpses hanging from the gallows outside a walled city. A group of archers and soldiers approach the city. Initial (not painted onto gold field) and border design.

Miniature showing 1. Joanna in majesty, flanked by male figures; 2. Five corpses hanging from the gallows outside a walled city.  A group of archers and soldiers approach the city.  Initial (not painted onto gold field) and border design.

An old woman sitting near a city (1st of 3)

An old woman sitting near a city (1st of 3)

Marcus Furius Camillus receiving the schoolmaster of Falerii and his pupils; the schoolmaster is stripped and the children drive him back to their city with sticks (background)

Marcus Furius Camillus receiving the schoolmaster of Falerii and his pupils; the schoolmaster is stripped and the children drive him back to their city with sticks (background)

M. Furius Camillus after a siege of 10 years taking and destroying Veii, a powerful Etrurian city, larger and more magnificent than Rome

M. Furius Camillus after a siege of 10 years taking and destroying Veii, a powerful Etrurian city, larger and more magnificent than Rome

Siege of a Breton city from BL Royal 17 F II, f. 70

Siege of a Breton city from BL Royal 17 F II, f. 70

Siege of a Breton city from BL Royal 17 F II, f. 70

Siege of a Breton city from BL Royal 17 F II, f. 70

Assault of a city and castle from BL Royal 20 E III, f. 30v

Assault of a city and castle from BL Royal 20 E III, f. 30v

Assault on a city and castle from BL Royal 20 E III, f. 30v

Assault on a city and castle from BL Royal 20 E III, f. 30v

68 CE: Niger the Peraean, a Jewish officer, exhibits his wounds as evidence of his courage in the campaigns against the Romans. Nevertheless, he is dragged through the city by the Zealots and then murdered.

68 CE: Niger the Peraean, a Jewish officer, exhibits his wounds as evidence of his courage in the campaigns against the Romans. Nevertheless, he is dragged through the city by the Zealots and then murdered.

4 BCE: Varus, the Roman governor of Syria, marches to Jerusalem to quell the insurrection there. He is met by Joseph, cousin of Archelaus, outside the city.

4 BCE: Varus, the Roman governor of Syria, marches to Jerusalem to quell the insurrection there. He is met by Joseph, cousin of Archelaus, outside the city.

68 CE: The priest Ananus monitors the sentries throughout the night, but the Zealots help the Idumaeans force their way into the city.

68 CE: The priest Ananus monitors the sentries throughout the night, but the Zealots help the Idumaeans force their way into the city.

66 CE: Cestius, Roman governor of Syria, decides to enter the conflict with the Jews. He sends a detachment to Joppa (Jaffa), where his soldiers burn the city, killing 8,400.

66 CE: Cestius, Roman governor of Syria, decides to enter the conflict with the Jews. He sends a detachment to Joppa (Jaffa), where his soldiers burn the city, killing 8,400.

67 CE: Josephus hurries from Tiberias to Jotapata in the Galilee. Vespasian lays siege to the fortress, ordering his archers to shoot down any Jews who show themselves on the walls of the city.

67 CE: Josephus hurries from Tiberias to Jotapata in the Galilee. Vespasian lays siege to the fortress, ordering his archers to shoot down any Jews who show themselves on the walls of the city.

68 CE: The Idumaeans, unsatisfied by the slaughter at the gates, turn to looting and killing in the city.

68 CE: The Idumaeans, unsatisfied by the slaughter at the gates, turn to looting and killing in the city.

67 CE: Vespasian burns the Galilean city of Gabara. So bitter is their memory of the defeat of Cestius that the Romans also burn all the surrounding villages and towns.

67 CE: Vespasian burns the Galilean city of Gabara. So bitter is their memory of the defeat of Cestius that the Romans also burn all the surrounding villages and towns.

68 CE: The Idumaeans encamp before the walls of Jerusalem. During the night, a violent and torrential thunderstorm convulses the city, portending calamity.

68 CE: The Idumaeans encamp before the walls of Jerusalem. During the night, a violent and torrential thunderstorm convulses the city, portending calamity.

70 CE: In his first skirmish after arriving in Jerusalem, Titus trounces the Jews, and the Romans fortify their encampment outside the city.

70 CE: In his first skirmish after arriving in Jerusalem, Titus trounces the Jews, and the Romans fortify their encampment outside the city.

67 CE: After Jewish rebels of Scythopolis rout a group of Roman horsemen, the elders of the city beg Vespasian not to take vengeance on an entire people because of the madness of a few.

67 CE: After Jewish rebels of Scythopolis rout a group of Roman horsemen, the elders of the city beg Vespasian not to take vengeance on an entire people because of the madness of a few.

67 CE: Titus captures Gamala in a battle so fierce that the whole city is deluged with blood.

67 CE: Titus captures Gamala in a battle so fierce that the whole city is deluged with blood.

70 CE: Titus holds a war council with his officers. He decides to blockade Jerusalem by building a wall around the entire city, with every exit blocked and guarded. The wall, 4 1/2 miles long, is completed in only three days.

70 CE: Titus holds a war council with his officers. He decides to blockade Jerusalem by building a wall around the entire city, with every exit blocked and guarded. The wall, 4 1/2 miles long, is completed in only three days.

68 CE: Roman field commanders, learning of the internecine feuding in Jerusalem, urge Vespasian to march against the city.

68 CE: Roman field commanders, learning of the internecine feuding in Jerusalem, urge Vespasian to march against the city.

People Fleeing a Burning City

People Fleeing a Burning City

Landscape with a Walled City and a Large Body of Water

Landscape with a Walled City and a Large Body of Water

Duel between the brothers (or cousins?) Corbie and Orsua for the dominion of a city, in the presence of Scipio

Duel between the brothers (or cousins?) Corbie and Orsua for the dominion of a city, in the presence of Scipio

Caesar moving into Brundisium (Brindisi) after Pompey has left the city; Pompey before embarking dug up all the ground inside the city, cutting trenches and fixing stakes and palissades through the streets

Caesar moving into Brundisium (Brindisi) after Pompey has left the city; Pompey before embarking dug up all the ground inside the city, cutting trenches and fixing stakes and palissades through the streets

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Trajan Between City of Victory and Rome

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Trajan Between City of Victory and Rome

Combat at a City Gate

Combat at a City Gate

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major and his brother Lucius Cornelius Asiaticus taking the city of Orongis

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major and his brother Lucius Cornelius Asiaticus taking the city of Orongis

"Ottoman Army Entering a City", Folio from a Divan of Mahmud `Abd al-Baqi

"Ottoman Army Entering a City", Folio from a Divan of Mahmud `Abd al-Baqi

Storming a City

Storming a City

Two Studies of a Standing Youth in Quattrocento Clothing (recto); a cardinal's hat on a fragmentary coat of arms with a griffin (the arms of the city of Perugia) (verso)

Two Studies of a Standing Youth in Quattrocento Clothing (recto); a cardinal's hat on a fragmentary coat of arms with a griffin (the arms of the city of Perugia) (verso)

Basilisk Supporting the Arms of the city of Basel

Basilisk Supporting the Arms of the city of Basel

St. James the Great as pilgrim, appearing at the side of a river in which a ship is sinking; the city of Antwerp (background)

St. James the Great as pilgrim, appearing at the side of a river in which a ship is sinking; the city of Antwerp (background)

Recto: Landscape with Trees and Figures (? Remarks on the Winds and the Lay-out of the City; Vitruvius, Book 1, Chapter 6, nos. 2, 3): Verso: Blank.

Recto: Landscape with Trees and Figures (? Remarks on the  Winds and the Lay-out of the City; Vitruvius, Book 1, Chapter 6, nos. 2, 3): Verso: Blank.

Recto: The Port City of Alexandria (? Allusion to Dinocrates's Building of Alexandria, Vitruvius, Book 2, introduction, no. 1); Verso: Fragmentary Writing ("Libro Primo...").

Recto: The Port City of Alexandria (? Allusion to Dinocrates's Building of Alexandria, Vitruvius, Book 2, introduction, no. 1); Verso: Fragmentary Writing ("Libro Primo...").

Recto: "Libro Primo, Chapo Quarto..." (Vitruvius, Book 1, Chapter 4); Verso: The Fortification of City Walls (Vitruvius, Book 1, Chapter 5).

Recto: "Libro Primo, Chapo Quarto..." (Vitruvius, Book 1, Chapter 4); Verso: The Fortification of City Walls (Vitruvius, Book 1, Chapter 5).

The Trojans Defend Their City; They Kill Androgeos (Aeneid, Book II)

The Trojans Defend Their City; They Kill Androgeos (Aeneid, Book II)

Commemoration of the Visit of the Dauphin Francis, Son of Francis I, to the City of Lyon in 1533

Commemoration of the Visit of the Dauphin Francis, Son of Francis I, to the City of Lyon in 1533

The Trojans Bring the Wooden Horse into Their City

The Trojans Bring the Wooden Horse into Their City

The Trojans pulling the wooden horse into the city

The Trojans pulling the wooden horse into the city

Armed Three-Master Anchored Near a City from The Sailing Vessels

Armed Three-Master Anchored Near a City from The Sailing Vessels

Ulysses and His Companions Fighting the Cicones Before the City of Ismaros, Study for a Destroyed Fresco in the Galerie d'Ulysee, Chateau de Fontainebleau

Ulysses and His Companions Fighting the Cicones Before the City of Ismaros, Study for a Destroyed Fresco in the Galerie d'Ulysee, Chateau de Fontainebleau

"The Spy Zambur Brings Mahiya to the City of Tawariq", Folio from a Hamzanama (Book of Hamza)

"The Spy Zambur Brings Mahiya to the City of Tawariq", Folio from a Hamzanama (Book of Hamza)

The prophet Lût (Lot) talks with the angel Jibrâ'îl, with the destroyed city of Sodom in the background.

The prophet Lût (Lot) talks with the angel Jibrâ'îl, with the destroyed city of Sodom in the background.

The Virgin Protectress of the City of Siena

The Virgin Protectress of the City of Siena

[Spanish ships outside Turkish? port city; man in water; another man jumping from ship. plate 3]

[Spanish ships outside Turkish? port city; man in water; another man jumping from ship. plate 3]

Triumphal arch surmounted by a statue representing the city of Bologna, buildings seen through the arch below, a temporary decoration for the entry of Pope Clement VIII in Bologna in 1598

Triumphal arch surmounted by a statue representing the city of Bologna, buildings seen through the arch below, a temporary decoration for the entry of Pope Clement VIII in Bologna in 1598

A view of the city of Boston the capital of New England in North America

A view of the city of Boston the capital of New England in North America

Cavaliers in a City Square

Cavaliers in a City Square

City Prison

City Prison

Landscape with a Mounted Herdsman and Cows, a City in the Background

Landscape with a Mounted Herdsman and Cows, a City in the Background

Halberd with the Arms of the City of Cologne

Halberd with the Arms of the City of Cologne

A Raja Receives Homage Outside the City: Page from a Dispersed Manuscript

A Raja Receives Homage Outside the City:   Page from a Dispersed Manuscript

Five numbered scenes, each after a painter in the Accademia Degl'Incamminati, from IL FUNERALE D'AGOSTINO CARRACCIO FATTO IN BOLOGNA SUA PATRIA DAGL'INCAMINATI Academici del Disegno: 1. Virtue vanquishing Envy and Fortune, painted by Giulio Cesare Parigino; 2. Apollo and the Muses at the tomb of Agostino Carracci, painted by Luigi Valesio; 3. Mercury pointing to a constellation with the personification of Painting and that of the city of Bologna, Felsina, painted by Aurelio Benelli; 4. Personification of Painting being comforted by Poetry, and the personification of a river at right, painted by Lodovico Carracci; 5. Allegory of Knowledge and Vigilance chasing Envy out of Heaven, painted by Lorenzo Garbieri.

Five numbered scenes, each after a painter in the Accademia Degl'Incamminati, from IL FUNERALE D'AGOSTINO CARRACCIO FATTO IN BOLOGNA SUA PATRIA DAGL'INCAMINATI Academici del Disegno: 1. Virtue vanquishing Envy and Fortune, painted by Giulio Cesare Parigino; 2. Apollo and the Muses at the tomb of Agostino Carracci, painted by Luigi Valesio; 3. Mercury pointing to a constellation with the personification of Painting and that of the city of Bologna, Felsina, painted by Aurelio Benelli; 4. Personification of Painting being comforted by Poetry, and the personification of a river at right, painted by Lodovico Carracci; 5. Allegory of Knowledge and Vigilance chasing Envy out of Heaven, painted by Lorenzo Garbieri.

"The Awakening of Kumbhakarna in the Golden City of Lanka", Folio from a Ramayana

"The Awakening of Kumbhakarna in the Golden City of Lanka", Folio from a Ramayana

View of the City of Prague

View of the City of Prague

Unexecuted Design for the Façade of the Church of Santa Maria in Araceli in the city of Vicenza

Unexecuted Design for the Façade of the Church of Santa Maria in Araceli in the city of Vicenza

Plate 2: The city of Rome taken by Constable of Bourbon, from the Triumphs of Charles V

Plate 2: The city of Rome taken by Constable of Bourbon, from the Triumphs of Charles V

[Map of Mexico City and environs, showing some buildings] / Samuel Estradanus sculptist, Didac Cisneros inventor

[Map of Mexico City and environs, showing some buildings] / Samuel Estradanus sculptist, Didac Cisneros inventor