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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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laurence Sterne's holy orders

    Manuscript Created date: 1736–1760

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