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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...
A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...
Etching, Engraving, View
This bird’s eye view of St James’s Square in the King's Topographical Collection looks towards York Street and St James’...
An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...
This celestial globe by Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was accurate for the epoch 1730 and drew on the star catalogue of Joha...
Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr’s (c. 1677–1750) ﬁrst pair of globes appeared in 1728; they were followed by a second pair of ...
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...
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...
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...