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Watercolour, Pen and Ink, View
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 version of The Iliad – Homer’s Greek epic poem – was drafted on scraps of paper, often using the back...
Pencil drawing, Pen and Ink, Monochrome wash, View, Architectural drawing
The new All Hallows (All Saints) Church in Northampton was re-opened in 1701, following a devastating town fire in 1675....
Etching, Engraving, View
It was common practice in early modern printmaking to repurpose existing engravings. This print of the inner courtyard o...
Image, Manuscript, Illustration
This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...
A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...
An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...
Pen and Ink
The British Library holds Samuel Buck’s earliest surviving work, a sketchbook of his home county, Yorkshire, which he us...
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...
The İnşā’-i a‘là belongs to a common genre of literature in the Ottoman Empire called münşeat. These works includ...
Pen and ink
This ink drawing in the King’s Topographical Collection depicts a small statue of the Roman god Mercury found in Colches...
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...
The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...
Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...
This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...