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  • 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...

  • Duomo and Piazza San Martino, Lucca by Bernardo Be...

    Drawing, Pen and Ink over Pencil Created date: between 1742 and 1745

    This is one of five views of Lucca formerly believed to be by Canaletto (1697–1768), but attributed to his nephew Bellot...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Le Cours de l'Arve, contenant le plan des glaciere...

    Etching, View

    The finely detailed map of the Chamonix valley (the first to be produced, though inaccurate and imprecise) includes an e...

  • Lucca Cathedral from the Palazzo dell'Arcivescovad...

    Drawing, Pen and Ink over Pencil Created date: between 1742 and 1745

    This is one of five views of Lucca formerly believed to be by Canaletto (1697–1768), but attributed to his nephew Bellot...

  • Lucca Cathedral from the south-east

    Drawing, Pen and Ink over Pencil Created date: between 1742 and 1745

    This is one of five views of Lucca formerly believed to be by Canaletto (1697–1768), but attributed to his nephew Bellot...

  • 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 ...

  • Pamela by Samuel Richardson

    Book, Illustration, Image

    Pamela, an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, was first published in 1740. Its popularity is often credited with la...