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Phoenix Tower, Chester, Cheshire

RIBA19580
SOURCE: J. S. Prout. Antiquities of Chester (London, 1838?)

Water Tower and city walls, Chester, Cheshire

RIBA19581
SOURCE: J. S. Prout. Antiquities of Chester (London, 1838?)

Topographical drawing showing a view of the walled town of Briancon, Hautes Alpes, depicting part of the fortifications and a stone archway

RIBA20270
Vauban, Sebastien le Prestre de (1633-1707)
NOTES: Briancon's fortifications were designed by Vauban in the 17th century, to defend the region from the Austrians. This drawing was probably executed by Butler between 1947 and 1965.

Measured drawing of Mysie, Assos: site plan of the ancient site, fortifications and acropolis, indicating the positions of the Greek Temple of Neptune, a mosque and other later structures

RIBA21321
NOTES: This drawing was probably produced by a local draughtsman for Charles Felix Marie Texier for use in his publications and later presented to the RIBA.

Study of carved machicolations on the city gate, Le Puy-en-Velay

RIBA21815
NOTES: In addition to being a landscape and architectural painter, lithographer and archaeologist, Bouet was also appointed Inspecteur de la Societe Francaise d'Archeologie. This drawing is one of a number of topographical studies and details of French, German, Italian and Swiss medieval architecture executed by him between around 1850 and 1865.

Severinstor (city gate), Chlodwigplatz, Cologne: perspective view

RIBA22543
NOTES: In addition to being a landscape and architectural painter, lithographer and archaeologist, Bouet was also appointed Inspecteur de la Societe Francaise d'Archeologie. This drawing is one of a number of topographical studies and details of French, German, Italian and Swiss medieval architecture executed by him between around 1850 and 1865.

Dammtor, Juterbog

RIBA23299
SOURCE: Ludwig Puttrich. Denkmale der Baukunst des Mittelalters in Sachsen (Leipzig, 1844-1850), vol. 4, 'Mittelalterliche Bauwerke zu Juterbog, Kloster Zinna und Treuenbrietzen' (1846), pl. 3a NOTES: The city walls and its three gates were built between 1200 and 1300. Following a major fire in 1478 the Dammtor was rebuilt.

Jerusalem

RIBA23309
SOURCE: Bernardino Amico. Trattato delle piante & immagini de sacri edifizi di Terra Santa (Florence, 1620), pl. 44 NOTES: This aerial view of Jerusalem represents the city as Amico saw it during his time in Palestine between 1593 and 1598.

Monteriggioni near Siena

RIBA25514
NOTES: This completely walled medieval town in the province of Siena was built in the 13th century by the overlords of Siena to command the Cassia Road running through the Val d'Elsa and Val Staggia just to the west of Monteriggioni.
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