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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...
This text is adapted from a version of a French language guidebook, the Guide de Londres, written by François Col...
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...
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, Map, Image, Image
Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels was first published in 1726 under the title Travels into several Remote Nations of t...
This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...
The Elizabethan scholar and astrologer, John Dee (1527–1608/9), was plagued throughout his adult life by accusations of ...
This series of entertaining but eventually bitter letters were exchanged between Jonathan Swift and Henrietta Howard, Co...
These letters record the friendship between two of the most celebrated authors of the 18th century – John Gay and Jonath...
Map of Lilliput and Blefuscu appeared in the first part of the 1726 novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. The map...
This image comes from a hymn to the Jinas bound together in an 18th-century manuscript, in old Gujarati, of the 'Sukasat...
Sir Robert Cotton (1570-1631) deserves attention as the former owner of two of the four surviving copies of the 1215 Mag...
This instrument is a scold’s bridle or ‘branks’ used to hurt and humiliate women whose speech or behaviour was thought t...
The North-East Prospect of Louth Park Abbey by Samuel Buck(1696-1779). Maps K.Top.19.31.e.