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This engraving depicts Lough Leane, the largest of the three lakes in the Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland...
This engraved view of Lough Neagh – the largest fresh water lake in Ireland – is based on artwork by Letitia Bushe (d. 1...
Newspaper, Advertisement, Ephemera
As well as visiting Physicians or Surgeons, people in need of medical help during the 18th century could also turn to ap...
Image, Manuscript, Illustration
This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...
Giuseppe Vasi's Delle magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna
Henry Fielding served at Bow Street Office as a Westminster magistrate between 1748 and 1754 and was well-placed to comm...
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...
Paper folding book, Manuscript
The image shows illustrations of birds and other small forest animals accompanying a Buddhist text in Khom (Khmer) scrip...
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...
Poster, Ephemera, Print, Image
Human curiosities were as much a part of popular amusements as were exotic animal shows in the 18th century, and formed...
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...
This engraving depicts the north and south views of Stowe in Buckinghamshire, the family seat of Richard Temple, first V...