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Most viewed online exhibitions

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Crace Collection of Maps of London

Over 1200 maps and plans of the capital: a fascinating collection brought together by the Victorian designer, Frederick Crace

Early photographically illustrated books

Images of Victorian Britain captured in 1,500 original photographic book illustrations

Evanion Collection of ephemera

1,800 printed items from everyday 19th century life collected by the Victorian conjurer, Evanion.

Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections

A portrait of the Indian subcontinent, in 15,000 images from our Asia, Pacific & Africa collections.

King George III Topographical Collection

Over 2,500 watercolours, drawings and prints from King George III's vast topographical collection.

Literary landscapes

Contemporary views and maps bring to life the topographical backgrounds to works by six favourite authors.

Philatelic rarities

Some of the world's most intriguing rarities, from our renowned philatelic collections

Victorian popular music

Illustrated sheet music for piano and songs from the heyday of the Victorian Music Hall

Expressions of Faith

The British Library holds a wealth of sacred manuscripts from around the world - many of them rare

Music manuscripts

As written by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven themselves

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