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This map, with accompanying topographical vignettes, was published in 1744 and provides an insight into the layout and a...
The history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens can be traced back to the mid 17th century, when (as the New Spring Gardens) th...
Advertisement, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
These advertisements from the middle of the 18th century highlight the popularity of ready-to-eat street food (as seen b...
Image, Manuscript, Illustration
This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...
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...
This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...
The first volumes of Tristram Shandy were printed anonymously in York in 1759, but it soon emerged that the writer of t...
This watercolour was used as an extra-illustration to Walter Thornbury’s Life of Turner, where Paul Sandby is described ...
This image comes from a hymn to the Jinas bound together in an 18th-century manuscript, in old Gujarati, of the 'Sukasat...
Etching, Engraving, Map
Held in the King’s Topographical Collection, Rocque's 1744 plan of Exeter shows the land-use of the surrounding rural ar...
Sir Robert Cotton (1570-1631) deserves attention as the former owner of two of the four surviving copies of the 1215 Mag...
This instrument is a scold’s bridle or ‘branks’ used to hurt and humiliate women whose speech or behaviour was thought t...
A table of fares for Hackney Coaches and Thames ferries appears at top right and bottom centre of this Crace Collection...
Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image
This is the earliest surviving collection of nursery rhymes. There is evidence that Volumes I and II were advertised for...
Pen and ink, Wash, View
A View of Nottingham's Market Place by Thomas Sandby