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  • A deserted Indian village in King George III Sound

    Etching, Engraving, View

    This plate was originally published in A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean: Captain George Vancouver’s acco...

  • A View in Kew Gardens of the Alhambra and Pagoda

    View of Kew Gardens showing the ornamental pagoda, which was built as a surprise for Princess Augusta (1719–1772), mothe...

  • 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...

  • An oak in Moccas Park

    Etching, View

    This print from the King’s Topographical Collection depicts the most famous of the ancient oak trees in an old deer park...

  • Ansicht von Rüdesheim unweit Bingen

    Etching, Hand-Colouring, View

    A view of Rüdesheim am Rhein by Johann Ziegler after Laurens Janscha

  • Aspa Ironworks

    Oil on canvas Created date: about 1798

    The forge at Aspa in central Sweden is pictured here surrounded by woodland. Firewood powered Sweden’s mighty ironworks,...

  • Bewick's The History of British Birds

    Book, Illustration, Image

    The History of British Birds is the best-known work of Thomas Bewick, an 18th-century wood engraver famed for his finel...

  • 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...

  • Burton Lazars, N.W.

    Engraving, View

    This view of St James’ Church at Burton Lazars, Leicestershire, was one of the illustrations for John Nichols’ The Histo...

  • Coal works

    Aquatint, Hand-Colouring, View

    Coal mining in the borough of Neath in the South Wales Coalfield dates back at least to the mid-13th century. Neath was...

  • Correspondence between Frances Burney and the publ...

    Manuscript, Letter Created date: 1770‒1838

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

  • Dastan-i Mirac

    Manuscript Created date: late 18th–early 19th century

    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 Created date: 18th century

    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 Created date: about 1790-1839

    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...