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  • A map of the West Indies, 1740

    Map, Image

    Stretching from the Bahamas to the northern coast of South America the Caribbean, as we know it today, began as a dispar...

  • A new map of the island of Jamaica

    Engraving, Hand-Colouring, Map

    George Foster's map of Jamaica published in 1740

  • A Perspective View of Charing Cross

    Etching, Engraving, View

    Today one of London’s busiest intersections, this view of Charing Cross was published in 1740 and is part of the King’s ...

  • A plan of the ward of Aldersgate

    Etching, Engraving, Map, View, Letterpress

    The ward of Aldersgate in the City of London straddles the former line of the London Wall, now partly occupied by the Ba...

  • Advertisement in the London Daily Post, 'Any perso...

    Newspaper, Advertisement, Ephemera

    This advertisement from a London newspaper published in 1740 reveals the shocking attitudes to enslaved Africans in Geor...

  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration

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

  • 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...

  • Engraving of the epitaph scene in Much Ado About N...

    Book, Duodecimo, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This intriguing engraving designed by Hubert Gravelot depicts the epitaph scene in Act 5, Scene 3 of Much Ado About Noth...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object

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

  • Laurence Sterne's holy orders

    Manuscript

    The first volumes of Tristram Shandy were printed anonymously in York in 1759, but it soon emerged that the writer of t...

  • Leipnik Haggadah

    Manuscript

    What is a haggadah? A haggadah is a collection of Jewish prayers and readings written to accompany the Passover 'seder',...

  • Nottingham Market Square from the East

    Drawing, Pen and Ink and Watercolour

    This unfinished, but appealingly colour-washed, panorama of Nottingham market square from the east was made by Thomas Sa...

  • Nottingham Market Square from the West

    Drawing, Pen and ink

    This view of Nottingham market square by Thomas Sandby has many similarities to another drawing of the square also attri...

  • Oxford

    Watercolour, View

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

  • Parasvanath from Seventy Tales of the Parrot

    Manuscript

    This image comes from a hymn to the Jinas bound together in an 18th-century manuscript, in old Gujarati, of the 'Sukasat...