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  • A Chart of the Yellow Sea and part of the Continen...

    Manuscript, Map

    This manuscript map depicting the Yellow Sea and part of China was produced by Sir John Barrow, comptroller of the first...

  • A Selection of Scots Songs

    Musical score

    Over several years Robert Burns contributed to James Johnson’s The Scots Musical Museum (1787–1803) and later George Tho...

  • A Treatise on Carriages

    Book, Illustration, Image

    A Treatise on Carriages is an illustrated guide to horse-drawn carriages by London-based coachmaker William Felton. Fel...

  • An Act for the better paving, cleansing and lighti...

    Pamphlet

    With the explosion of urban populations, the need to better regulate the flow of traffic and deal with common nuisances...

  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration

    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

    A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...

  • Correspondence between Frances Burney and the publ...

    Manuscript, Letter

    When Frances Burney (1752–1840) first published her novel Evelina, she did so in strictest secrecy, concealing both her...

  • Dastan-i Mirac

    Manuscript

    The Dastan- ı Miraç, is the story of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) ascent to heaven. The text is recited in many ...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript

    An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...

  • Druidical Remain on Carn Brea Hill

    Watercolour

    John Skinner was a troubled individual who sought solace in the pursuit of antiquarianism, linguistic research and diary...

  • Gallery of Fashion

    Book, Print, Image

    The Gallery of Fashion is one of the earliest fashion magazines, and among the most famous of the Regency period. It was...

  • Haftarot for Passover

    Manuscript

    The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...

  • Handkerchief depicting the signing of Magna Carta

    Object

    This handkerchief, made towards the end of the 18th century and measuring a vast 690 × 760 mm (27 × 30 in.), reputedly c...

  • Hornbook

    Object

    How did you learn your ABC? This tiny tool, known as a hornbook, was used by children more than 200 years ago. If you r...

  • Jain diagram Two and a Half Continents, Adhai-dvip...

    Manuscript, Map

    Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...