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  • 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 ...

  • Engravings of enslaved Europeans in Pierre Dan's H...

    Book, Quarto, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This book describes the customs of North African corsairs, who captured and enslaved Europeans in the 16th and 17th cent...

  • Luxemburgem

    Map, Image

    The map is from the Beudeker Collection, comprising 24 volumes of maps and views of the Netherlands, 1660-1756 compiled...

  • 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...

  • 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...