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  • A depiction of Sri Saraswati, goddess of learning...

    Illustration, Image Created date: c. late 18th or early 19th century

    This image comes from a Book of Divination containing small paintings accompanied by verses describing the consequences,...

  • A Key to Physic, and the Occult Sciences

    Book, Illustration, Image

    Published at the turn of the 19th century, A Key to Physic, and the Occult Sciences by Ebenezer Sibly is a product of th...

  • A View of the Bridge under Langdale Pikes, Westmor...

    Watercolour, View Created date: 1800-23

    The artist William Green produced topographical views of the Lake District both as a teaching resource that could be cop...

  • Album of Baha’i calligraphy

    Manuscript Created date: early 19th – early 20th century

    An album of Baha’i calligraphy including childhood calligraphic exercises by Baha’u’llah and tablets by Baha’u’llah copi...

  • 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 internal view of the Tintern Abbey

    Pen and ink, Watercolour, View Created date: c.1800-1810

    A single drawing from George III’s King's Topographical Collection can be used to illustrate how research and exposure c...

  • Annual report of the Royal Humane Society concerni...

    Book, Report

    What was the Royal Humane Society? The Royal Humane Society was a charity founded in 1774 by two doctors concerned at th...

  • Architectural drawings by the Bucklers

    Pen and Ink, Wash, View Created date: 18th-19th century

    These sets of drawings illustrate the artistic and architectural skill of all three generations of the Buckler family. S...

  • Asa di Var

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1800

    This manuscript, produced around 1800, contains selections from the 'Asa di Var', a composition from the Guru Granth Sah...

  • Banarasa-vilasa, Jain religious poetry

    Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    An anthology of Jain Digambara religious poetry. What is the manuscript? The Banārasī-vilāsa is a collection of philoso...

  • 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...

  • Buddhist texts and Ten Birth Tales

    Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 1800-1870

    The image shows a scene with horses and deer from Buddha’s last birth tale, Vessantara Jātaka, showing Prince Vessantara...

  • Building plan of Newgate Prison

    Architectural drawing, Print, Image

    Justice was swift, harsh and haphazard in the late 1700s, and there were over 200 capital offences. There was no police ...

  • 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...

  • ‘Cheonhado’ world map

    Map Created date: c. 1800

    This world map is from an atlas produced in Korea in around 1800. It is one of a group of maps known as ‘Cheonhado’, mea...