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  • A party of surveyors in the highlands

    Etching, View

    A Party of Surveyors in the Highlands, by Paul Sandby (1750). 62.i.17. folio 56 (d)

  • A view of Bath

    Print, Image

    This is a coloured aquatint engraving of a view over the city of Bath. It dates from the mid-18th century. By this time,...

  • Advertisements for TiddyDoll the famous ‘Gingerbre...

    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...

  • 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...

  • Campden House, Gloucestershire

    Watercolour, Pen and Ink, View Created date: about 1750

    This King’s Topographical Collection view shows the seat of the Earl of Gainsborough at Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire...

  • Collected Tantras of the Ancient Tradition

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1755

    A copy of the Collected Tantras of the Ancients. What is the Collected Tantras of the Ancients? The Tibetan Buddhist ‘S...

  • Colour view of the Foundling Hospital

    Print, Image

    The Foundling Hospital was established in 1739 by Thomas Coram, a shipwright and sailor, in reponse to the numbers of ab...

  • Delle magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna

    Engraving, View

    Giuseppe Vasi's Delle magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna

  • 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...

  • 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...