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  • Allegorical map of the Siege of the Castle of Love

    Engraving, Hand colouring, Map

    Georg Matthaüs Seutter (1678–1757) founded one of the two most prominent German publishing houses of the 18th century; h...

  • 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...

  • Arrested for debt, in Hogarth's Rake's Progress, 1...

    Print, Image

    William Hogarth’s series A Rake’s Progress was published as a set of eight prints in 1735, in which he charts the despai...

  • 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...

  • 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 munseat

    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...

  • 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...

  • Illustration of Bedlam, by William Hogarth, 1735

    Print, Image

    Bethlehem Hospital (Bedlam) moved to London’s Moorfields in the 1670s as a respite home for ‘poor senseless creatures’. ...

  • 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...

  • Jonathan Swift's letters to Henrietta Howard

    Manuscript Created date: 1723–1735

    This series of entertaining but eventually bitter letters were exchanged between Jonathan Swift and Henrietta Howard, Co...

  • Letters from John Gay to Jonathan Swift about The ...

    Manuscript, Letter Created date: 1711‒1738

    These letters record the friendship between two of the most celebrated authors of the 18th century – John Gay and Jonath...

  • Oxford

    Watercolour, View Created date: 1731-1809

    This watercolour was used as an extra-illustration to Walter Thornbury’s Life of Turner, where Paul Sandby is described ...