The People of Gibraltar
1840s - Alfred Guesdon - Terra Firma

Alfred Guesdon was a French architect best known for his magnificent lithographs. Many of these were aerial views of European cities - including Gibraltar. Critics have suggested that they were based on photographs taken from an air balloon by the Welshman Charles Clifford but I would guess that all three of the examples shown below were based on photos taken from terra firma.


 View of the town from the top of the Rock 


Gibraltar from Algeciras 


View from Signal Hill looking south 



Original version of above picture