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  • Broadside ballad on the Master Constable

    Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This humorous 17th-century broadside ballad portrays the Master Constable as a self-important busy-body. He is exposed a...

  • Engraving of Plato

    Print, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is an image of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato (c.429 –347 BC), whose text The Symposium informs the themes of ...

  • Map of Juan Fernández in William Hack's South Sea ...

    Map, Image, Manuscript

    In the late 17th century, the South Seas were plagued by English buccaneers who plundered merchant ships for treasure. S...

  • Portrait of Richard Burbage

    Painting, Image

    This is the only known portrait of Richard Burbage (1568–1619), the leading actor in the Lord Chamberlain’s Company, and...

  • Raga Poorvi

    Illustration, Image, Gouache, Album

    This 'Ragmala' dates from the 17th century. It has 36 pages of Ragas – melodies of Indian music – illustrated with paint...

  • Works by John Donne and Ben Jonson in the Newcastl...

    Manuscript, Drawing, Illustration, Image

    This handwritten volume, known as the Newcastle Manuscript, is an anthology of verse and prose made for Sir William Cave...