Reception hall of Boughton-Malherbe, County of Kent at the time of Elisabeth 1573. English Renaissance. Tudor period.
Architecture in Italy of the 14th and 15th century. Types of urban house in Tuscany. The portico. The staircase. The loggia. The pilasters. Early Renaissance.
The Persian residence of the Paris World Exhibition of 1878 was the type of wooden building found in Turkey, Egypt and India. The furniture consists only of divans, covered with embroidered cashmere, carpets and portières.
The subject of the illumination is the rebuilding of the city of Troy by Priam formed part of a noble manuscript volume, executed in the reign of Louis XII. Parts are curious examples of the domestic architecture of the Middle-Ages.
WILTON HOUSE stands upon the site of the old Abbey, which, with the surrounding estates, was granted by Henry VIII., soon after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539, to William, first Earl of Pembroke. Wilton is famous for its landscaped park and magnificent interiors.
Yuen-fu Monastery Cave, Fukien province, China. THIS Buddhist monastery is remarkable rather for its romantic situation than for any historical associations. Illustrations of China and its people by John Thomson.
Guangji Bridge (Chaozhou). Kwangtung province, China around 1870. Illustrations of China and its people by John Thomson.
The one shown here stands on the right bank of the Han river, near Chao-chow-fu, and, like all the best examples of such edifices, the whole ground structure up to the first story is composed of stone.
The occupation of Macao by a grant from the head of the celestial empire to the Portuguese, as a reward for their services against the pirates infesting the islands at the mouth of the Canton river, took place on or about the year 1586.
The view taken of the Taj Mahal in the plate before us, is from the Jumna, which washes a wall of red granite, the boundary of the magnificent garden in which this splendid structure rises.