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  • A prospect of Dunmanus Bay

    Watercolour, Pen and Ink, View Created date: about 1720

    Lying between the Mizen peninsula to the south and Sheep’s Head to the north, Dunmanus Bay is a large and deep natural b...

  • Alexander Pope's translation of The Iliad, written...

    Manuscript, Letter Created date: 1707–1722

    Alexander Pope’s version of The Iliad – Homer’s Greek epic poem – was drafted on scraps of paper, often using the back...

  • All Hallows Northon

    Pencil drawing, Pen and Ink, Monochrome wash, View, Architectural drawing Created date: 1719

    The new All Hallows (All Saints) Church in Northampton was re-opened in 1701, following a devastating town fire in 1675....

  • An exact view of the inside of the Court of the Pr...

    Etching, Engraving, View Created date: 1706-39

    It was common practice in early modern printmaking to repurpose existing engravings. This print of the inner courtyard o...

  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration Created date: c. 18th century

    This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...

  • Bhagavad Gita, 18th century

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

    A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

    An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...

  • Drawings from the Yorkshire Sketchbook

    Pen and Ink Created date: 1719-20

    The British Library holds Samuel Buck’s earliest surviving work, a sketchbook of his home county, Yorkshire, which he us...

  • Dutch Baroque gardens

    Book, View, Engraving, Hand colouring

    These views of Dutch country houses and gardens form three volumes of an atlas devoted to the Netherlands. It was put to...

  • Early 18th century Ottoman Ruzname

    Manuscript Created date: Early 18th century

    The İnşā’-i a‘là belongs to a common genre of literature in the Ottoman Empire called münşeat. These works includ...

  • Figure of Mercury found at Colchester

    Pen and ink Created date: before 1726?

    This ink drawing in the King’s Topographical Collection depicts a small statue of the Roman god Mercury found in Colches...

  • First edition of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, 1...

    Book, Octavo, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is the first edition of the famous castaway tale, The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1...

  • Haftarot for Passover

    Manuscript Created date: 1700–1799

    The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...

  • Jain diagram Two and a Half Continents, Adhai-dvip...

    Manuscript, Map Created date: 18th century

    Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object Created date: 16th–19th century

    This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...