Collection items

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  • Argentina. Strassburg.

    Engraving, View

    This view of Strasbourg was one of a minority of plates for which Jansson commissioned a new engraving for his townbooks...

  • Cochin

    Engraving, View

    Cochin’s status as a fortified trading post dates from the arrival of the Portuguese in 1502. In 1663 the Dutch had expe...

  • Eventail Cycliste

    Map Created date: 1898

    This fan, designed for cyclists, carries a street map of Paris, map of the environs of the city, and, on the reverse, a ...

  • Legia sive Leodium, vulgo, Liege

    Etching, Engraving, Hand colouring

    The publishing house which Willem Blaeu founded in Amsterdam came to occupy a pre-eminent position in the world of map-m...

  • Map of Illyria

    Map, Image

    This map is a contemporary image of Illyria, the fictional location of the action in Twelfth Night. At the beginning of...

  • Mercator's atlas of Europe

    Map

    Gerardus Mercator was perhaps the best-known mapmaker of all time. Rather than undertaking expeditions and mapping on th...

  • Plans of Cologne and Palmanova, Civitates Orbis Te...

    Map, Engraving, Hand colouring

    The Civitates Orbis Terrarum was created by George Braun and Frans Hogenberg in the late-16th and early-17th centuries, ...

  • Prospect of Nuremberg

    View, Etching, Engraving

    Hanns Lautensack produced prospects of Nuremberg from the east and from the west, which are noted for the reliability of...

  • The Duke's Plan of New York

    Map Created date: 1664

    New York began life in the 1620s as the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam before being captured by the English in August 166...

  • View of London in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is a contemporary image of the London in which Shakespeare lived and worked for much of his life. As we can see, it...

  • View of Messina in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This beautifully hand-coloured view of 16th-century Messina (or ‘Messana’) shows a large port city at the north-eastern ...

  • View of Venice in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is a beautifully hand-coloured view of 16th-century Venice – the setting for two of Shakespeare’s plays, The Mercha...

  • View of Verona in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This image shows a bird’s-eye view of the city of Verona, in what is now Northern Italy. It illustrates some of the hist...

  • View of Vienna in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Illustration, Engraving, Image

    This is a hand-coloured view of 16th-century Vienna – the setting for Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. The view is pa...

  • Views of Wittenberg and Elsinore in Civitates Orbi...

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    These beautifully hand-coloured views show key locations in Hamlet – one bird’s-eye view of the German university city o...