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The 18th century lasted from January 1, 1701 to December 31, 1800. The term is often used to refer to the 1700s, the century between January 1, 1700 and December 31, 1799. During the 18th century, elements of Enlightenment thinking culminated in the American, French, and Haitian revolutions. During the century, slave trading and human trafficking expanded on a global scale. Revolutions began to challenge the legitimacy of monarchical and aristocratic power structures, including the structures and beliefs that supported the slave trade.

The period is also known as the "century of lights" or the "century of reason". In continental Europe, philosophers dreamed of a brighter age. For some, this dream turned into a reality with the French Revolution of 1789, though this was later compromised by the excesses of the Reign of Terror. At first, many monarchies of Europe embraced Enlightenment ideals, but in the wake of the French Revolution they feared loss of power and formed broad coalitions for counter-revolution.

18th century music includes works characteristic of the Late Baroque period (including Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel) and the classical period (including Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart).

The Ottoman Empire experienced an unprecedented period of peace and economic expansion, taking part in no European wars from 1740 to 1768. As a consequence, the empire was not exposed to Europe's military improvements of the Seven Years' War (1756–1763). The Ottoman empire military may have fallen behind and suffered defeats against Russia in the second half of the century.

The 18th century also marked the end of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth as an independent state. The formerly powerful and vast kingdom, which had once conquered Moscow and defeated great Ottoman armies, collapsed under numerous invasions. Its semi-democratic government system was not robust enough to rival the neighboring monarchies of the Kingdom of Prussia, the Russian Empire and the Austrian Empire which divided the Commonwealth territories between themselves, changing the landscape of Central Europe and politics for the next hundred years.

European colonization of the Americas and other parts of the world intensified and associated mass migrations of people grew in size as the Age of Sail continued.

Great Britain became a major power worldwide with the French and Indian War in the 1760s and the conquest of large parts of India, especially Bengal. However, Britain lost many of its North American colonies after the American Revolution and Indian wars. In North America, the defeat of the British resulted in the formation of an independent United States.

In Central Asia, Nader Shah led successful military campaigns and major invasions, which led to the founding of the Durrani Empire.

In the Indian subcontinent, the death of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb marked the end of medieval India. It marked the beginning of modern India and the era of extensive European intervention in the subcontinent. The victory of the British East India Company over the Nawab of Bengal and their French allies in the Battle of Plassey caused the deindustrialization of Bengal and the beginning of the British Industrial Revolution which radically changed human society and the environment. The British invasion expanded to cover much of South Asia.

French-Italian emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, formed one of the Franco-Indian alliances with the major economic power Kingdom of Mysore, governed by Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali, who pioneered the use of Rocket artillery and the world's first iron-cased rockets, the Mysorean rockets, through the compilation of the Fathul Mujahidin. The Anglo-Mysore Wars were fought and the Treaty of Mangalore was initiated in 1784.

Western historians have occasionally defined the 18th century otherwise for the purposes of their work. For example, the "short" 18th century may be defined as 1715–1789, denoting the period of time between the death of Louis XIV of France and the start of the French Revolution, with an emphasis on directly interconnected events. To historians who expand the century to include larger historical movements, the "long" 18th century may run from the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 or even later.

18th century Media

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Ierusalem, cum suburbiis, prout tempore Christi floruit, accurate notatis omnibus insignibus et praecipuè iis locis... /

Ierusalem, cum suburbiis, prout tempore Christi floruit, accurate nota...

Relief shown pictorially. German. Titles in Latin and German. Shows Jerusalem during the time of Christ. Includes descriptive text in German. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... More

[Madonna and child]

[Madonna and child]

This record contains unverified, preliminary data. Title from P&P Bradley collection inventory card. Attribution on Bradley collection inventory card: Titian (1477-1576). Inscribed in pencil on back of drawing ... More

Die erste Figur darinnen der Scharmützel dess Bayrischen Volcks mit dem Feind beym Brückl. und der Böheimb retirata gegen ihren auffgeworffnen Schantzen zusehen Joan. Sadeler fecit

Die erste Figur darinnen der Scharmützel dess Bayrischen Volcks mit de...

Print shows birds-eye view of the skirmish between forces of the Holy Roman Empire, Bavaria and Bohemia in a valley along a small river and swamp with troops in formation on opposite sides of a bridge. Troops i... More

Le  bon Monarque manquoit d'haleine (The good Monarch was short of breath)

Le bon Monarque manquoit d'haleine (The good Monarch was short of bre...

after a drawing by L. J. Lefebvre (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Lefebvre, L. J. (original artist) Recto: u. l.: (above border) Ch. IV. ; u. r.: (above border) Pag. 152. ; bot... More

Un  faiseur de flutte / Ein Pfeiffenmacher (A Male Wind Instrument Maker)

Un faiseur de flutte / Ein Pfeiffenmacher (A Male Wind Instrument Mak...

published by Martin Engelbrecht, engraver, 1684-1756 (artist notes) German (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Recto: l. l.: C.P.S.C. Maj.; l. r.: Martin Engelbrecht excud. A.V.; u. r. :169; l. r.: (in ... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

The Country Choristers

The Country Choristers

after John Collet, landscapist and caricaturist, 1725-1780 (artist notes) British (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Collet, John, 1725-1780 (original artist) Recto: l. l.: (just beneath image) J. Coll... More

Homemade brooms at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire

Homemade brooms at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and muse...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Canterbury Village is under permanent conservation easement at one of a number of Shaker community sites founded in the 19th century. ... More

Detail of the historic barn at the Samuel Gilbert Smith Farmstead in West Brattleboro, Vermont

Detail of the historic barn at the Samuel Gilbert Smith Farmstead in W...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The property now consists of 20 acres, although the farm originally associated with the property spanned 1,000 acres in the 18th centu... More

" Love stole the pipe of sleeping Pan and play'd / Then with his voice decoys the listening Swain."

" Love stole the pipe of sleeping Pan and play'd / Then with his voice...

after a drawing by Thomas Stothard, history painter, illustrator and designer, 1755-1834 (artist notes) British (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Stothard, Thomas, 1755-1834 (original artist) Recto: t... More

Courtyard of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Courtyard of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Flötten, Hautbois, Flachinett, Fagot, und Clarinett (Flutes, Oboe, Flageolet, Bassoon, and Clarinet)

Flötten, Hautbois, Flachinett, Fagot, und Clarinett (Flutes, Oboe, Fla...

German (artist nationality) engraver and publisher (artist role) Recto: l. l.: (at bottom edge of image) Cum Priv. S. C. Majest.; l. r.: Martin Engelbrecht fec: et exc. A.V.; l. c.: (title, above text in old Ge... More

Le  Concert d'une Faune (The Faun's Concert)

Le Concert d'une Faune (The Faun's Concert)

after a drawing by Carlo Cignani, painter, 1628-1719 (artist notes) Italian (artist nationality) painter and engraver (artist role) Cignani, Carlo, 1628-1719 (original artist) Verso: u. l.: (in pencil) Mi B U [... More

Das  Weisskunigs Erfahrung in Mummerei (Of the White King's Introduction to Mummery)

Das Weisskunigs Erfahrung in Mummerei (Of the White King's Introducti...

German (artist nationality) painter and woodcut designer (artist role) Recto: l. c.: (initials in border of tablecloth) H B ; l. l.: (in pencil) H B Wm ; l. c.: (arrow, pointing upward) ; verso: (in pencil) l. ... More

Le  Fluteur (The Flutist)

Le Fluteur (The Flutist)

after a painting by Alexis Grimou, painter, 1678-1733 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Grimou, Alexis, 1678-1733 (original artist) Recto: l. l.: (just beneath image) Peint par G... More

L' Accord Parfait (Perfect Harmony)

L' Accord Parfait (Perfect Harmony)

after a painting by Jean Antoine, or Antoine, Watteau, painter of fêtes galantes, draughtsman and engraver, 1684-1721 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver and etcher (artist role) Watteau, Antoin... More

The anatomy of man's body, as governed by the twelve constellations

The anatomy of man's body, as governed by the twelve constellations

Page from 18th century almanac, illustrating the signs and images of the zodiac as related to a man's anatomy. Reference copy in LOT 7007-B.

La  Flûte lui tint lieu de Lyre chez Admète (The Flute took the place of the Lyre at the home of Admetus)

La Flûte lui tint lieu de Lyre chez Admète (The Flute took the place ...

after Hubert François Bourguignon d'Anville, called Gravelot, painter, draughtsman, engraver, 1699-1773 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Gravelot, Hubert François Bourguignon d'... More

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Procession d'une nouvelle Mariée qui se rend chez son Mari Plegtige Staatsi van een' Bruid, die naâr 't Huiz haares Mans gevoerd word (Procession of a newlywed who comes to the home of her husband)

Procession d'une nouvelle Mariée qui se rend chez son Mari Plegtige St...

Dutch (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Recto: top center: (banner in sky, in French) PROCESSION d’une nouvelle MARIÉE qui se rend chez son MARI ; l. l.: J. v. Schley sculp. ; bottom c... More

The  Drunken Silenus

The Drunken Silenus

after a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, history, genre, and landscape painter, and engraver, 1577-1640 (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) painter, draughtsman and etcher (artist role) Rubens, Peter Paul... More

Ste Cécile (Saint Cecilia)

Ste Cécile (Saint Cecilia)

possibly after a drawing by Jean Dubois, le jeune, painter, 1645-1694, or by his brother, Louis Dubois, le jeune, painter, 1646-1702, of a painting by Pierre Mignard I, called Mignard le Romain, portrait and hi... More

 Recorder Player's Hands

Recorder Player's Hands

French (artist nationality) painter, draughtsman, and engraver (artist role) Recto: l. l.: B. Picart fec. 1707. ; verso: u. l.: (in pencil) Y 3 / [Desoe?] / Arthur H. Clark / Dec. 17, 1937 / 6.00 ; l. l.: (in p... More

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Turner.

[Paris receiving the golden apple from Hermes]

[Paris receiving the golden apple from Hermes]

The subject of this drawing is Hermes handing the golden apple of the Hesperides to Paris, who is to judge the greatest beauty among the goddesses Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera. In return for judging Aphrodite t... More

Edmund Burke, Esq.

Edmund Burke, Esq.

Portrait, 3/4 bust, facing left. Engraving for the Universal magazine. Printed for J. Hinton at the King's Arms in Paternoster Row. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent r... More

May

May

after a painting by William Hamilton, history and portrait painter, 1751-1801 (artist notes) Italian (artist nationality) painter and engraver (artist role) Hamilton, William, 1751-1801 (original artist) Recto:... More

[ Recorder player and singer]

[ Recorder player and singer]

German (artist nationality) painter and etcher (artist role) Verso: l. l.: (in pencil) C575/491 (inscription) Brush and grey wash drawing. (medium) Fine condition. (condition) Henning Oppermann, Buchantiquariat... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

DCM 0744: Johann August Crone Flute in C

DCM 0744: Johann August Crone Flute in C

Instrument was originally a second-half 18th century one-keyed flute with a foot joint having a D# key. At some point in the 19th century, a new foot joint and 9 nickel silver keys were added to it including a ... More

Cinq musiciens ambulant (Five strolling musicians)

Cinq musiciens ambulant (Five strolling musicians)

after a drawing by Jean Antoine, or Antoine, Watteau, painter of fêtes galantes, draughtsman and engraver, 1684-1721 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) painter, draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Wa... More

Procession d'une nouvelle Mariée qui se rend chez son Mari / Plegtige Staatsi van een' Bruid, die naâr 't Huiz haares Mans gevoerd word (Procession of a newlywed who comes to the home of her husband)

Procession d'une nouvelle Mariée qui se rend chez son Mari / Plegtige ...

Dutch (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Recto: top center: (banner in sky, in French) PROCESSION d’une nouvelle MARIÉE qui se rend chez son MARI ; l. l.: J. v. Schley sculp. ; bottom c... More

L' Aimable Accord (Pleasant Harmony)

L' Aimable Accord (Pleasant Harmony)

after a painting by Jean François de Troy, history painter, portraitist, and etcher, 1679-1752 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Troy, Jean François de, 1679-1752 (original artis... More

L' Ouie (Hearing)

L' Ouie (Hearing)

German (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Recto: u. c.: (in reverse) L'Ouie; u. r.: 173; l. c.: Auditus. L'Ouie. L'Udito. Das Gehör.; l. r.: Med. Folo. No. 45.; l. r.: Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.... More

Le Joueur de Cornemuse (The Bagpiper)

Le Joueur de Cornemuse (The Bagpiper)

after a drawing possibly by Jean Claude Gallier, 18th-century painter and sculptor, of a painting by David Teniers, the younger, painter and engraver, 1610-1690 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engrav... More

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Canterbury Village is under permanent conservation easement at one of a number of Shaker community sites founded in the 19th century. ... More

[ The Recorder Lesson]

[ The Recorder Lesson]

after a drawing by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, painter and draughtsman, 1682-1754 (artist notes) Italian (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Piazzetta, Giovanni Battista, 1682-1754 (original artist) Re... More

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Canterbury Village is under permanent conservation easement at one of a number of Shaker community sites founded in the 19th century. ... More

Un Concert (A Concert)

Un Concert (A Concert)

after a painting by Gerard Pietersz. van Zyl, called Geraers or Gerards Geraers, portrait and genre painter, 1607-1665 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) draughtsman and etcher (artist role) Zyl, Gerard... More

Peintures antiques découvertes à Herculanum et conservées dans le Musaeum de Portici, no. 38 (Antique paintings discovered at Herculaneum and conserved in the Museum of Portici, no. 38)

Peintures antiques découvertes à Herculanum et conservées dans le Musa...

after a drawing by Pierre Adrien Pâris, painter, architect, draughtsman, decorator, and engraver, 1745-1819; from a book compiled by Richard, or Jean-Claude Richard, abbé de Saint-Non, draughtsman, etcher, and ... More

Mary's Chappel / Five at Night

Mary's Chappel / Five at Night

after a design by William Hogarth, painter, etcher, and engraver, 1697-1764 (artist notes) British (artist nationality) miniaturist and engraver (artist role) Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 (original artist) Recto... More

The  Enraged Musician

The Enraged Musician

British (artist nationality) painter, etcher, and engraver (artist role) Recto: l. c.: The Enraged Musician ; l. r.: (just beneath image) Design'd, Engrav'd, & Publish'd by Wm. Hogarth Nov.br the 30.th 1741. Ac... More

Une  faiseuse de flutte / Eine Pfeiffenmacherin (A Female Wind Instrument Maker)

Une faiseuse de flutte / Eine Pfeiffenmacherin (A Female Wind Instrum...

published by Martin Engelbrecht, engraver, 1684-1756 (artist notes) German (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Recto: l. l.: C.P.S.C. Maj.; l. r.: Mart. Engelbrecht excud. A.V.; u. r. :170.; l. c.: (tit... More

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

La  Tentation de St. Antoine (The Temptation of St. Anthony)

La Tentation de St. Antoine (The Temptation of St. Anthony)

after a painting by David Teniers, the younger, painter and engraver, 1610-1690 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) draughtsman, etcher, and engraver (artist role) Teniers, David, the younger, 1610-1690 ... More

Doorway to the Alamo, an 18th-century mission church in San Antonio, Texas

Doorway to the Alamo, an 18th-century mission church in San Antonio, T...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Originally built to be the church for the Mission San Antonio de Valero, which was founded in 1718. The church was built by Spanish F... More

Hercules and Telephus

Hercules and Telephus

after an etching by Charles-Nicolas Cochin the younger, draughtsman and engraver, 1715-1790 (artist notes) Unknown (artist nationality) Cochin, Charles-Nicolas, the younger, 1715-1790 (original artist) Recto: t... More

Vue de l'intérieur d'une Maison dans l'Isle d'Uliétea. Representation d'une danse à la mode du pays. (View of the interior of a house on the island of Uliétea. Representation of a dance in the custom of the country.)

Vue de l'intérieur d'une Maison dans l'Isle d'Uliétea. Representation ...

Unknown (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Recto: u. r.: (within plate impression) Tome III . Pl. 6 . ; l. l.: (just beneath image) Palas Sculp : ; bottom center: (in French) Vue de l'intérieur d'une M... More

DCM 1636: Michael Seyfrit Flute in C

DCM 1636: Michael Seyfrit Flute in C

Flute made after Stanesby, jr., DCM 1125, copy based on performance characteristics. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, brass key.; 62.4 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, square flap. Mark Maximum: SEYFRI... More

The Shepherd's Flute, The Virgin's Lay

The Shepherd's Flute, The Virgin's Lay

after a painting by William Hamilton, history and portrait painter, 1751-1801 (artist notes) British (artist nationality) stipple engraver (artist role) Hamilton, William, 1751-1801 (original artist) Recto: l. ... More

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Canterbury Village is under permanent conservation easement at one of a number of Shaker community sites founded in the 19th century. ... More

Staircase of the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia

Staircase of the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The church claims to be derived from the first black Baptist congregation in North America. While it was not officially organized unti... More

La Sainte Vierge (The Holy Virgin)

La Sainte Vierge (The Holy Virgin)

after a painting by Francesco Trevisani, called Romano, history painter, 1656-1746 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Trevisani, Francesco, 1656-1746, called Romano (original arti... More

Les  Plaisirs de Village (Village Pleasures)

Les Plaisirs de Village (Village Pleasures)

after a painting by Nicolaes Berchem, called van Haarlem, landscape painter, draughtsman and etcher, 1620-1683 (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Berchem, Nicolae... More

Le Flûteur (The Flutist)

Le Flûteur (The Flutist)

after a painting once attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, painter and engraver, 1573-1610 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-... More

Amor docet Musicam (Love teaches Music), recto Het schaep dient voor den dam geschut (The sheep must be stopped before the dam), verso

Amor docet Musicam (Love teaches Music), recto Het schaep dient voor d...

who has reworked an engraving possibly by Crispin van den Queborne, painter and engraver, 1604-1652, based on an original design by Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne, painter and draughtsman, 1589-1662 (artist not... More

Le  Fluteur (The Flutist)

Le Fluteur (The Flutist)

after a painting by David Teniers, the younger, painter and engraver, 1610-1690 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) draughtsman, etcher, and engraver (artist role) Teniers, David, the younger, 1610-1690 ... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Peintures antiques découvertes à Herculanum conservées dans le Musaeum de Portici, no. 62 (Antique paintings discovered at Herculaneum conserved in the Museum of Portici, no. 62)

Peintures antiques découvertes à Herculanum conservées dans le Musaeum...

after a drawing by Pierre Adrien Pâris, painter, architect, draughtsman, decorator, and engraver, 1745-1819; from a book compiled by Richard, or Jean-Claude Richard, abbé de Saint-Non, draughtsman, etcher, and ... More

Georg Fried: Haendel geb: 1684. Joh: Sebast: Bach geb; 1685. Joseph Tartini geb: 1692. Joh: Joach: Quanz geb: 1697. Christof Gluck geb: 1714. Nicolo Jomelli geb: 1714. (Handel, Bach, Tartini, Quantz, Gluck and Jommelli)

Georg Fried: Haendel geb: 1684. Joh: Sebast: Bach geb; 1685. Joseph Ta...

Unknown (artist nationality) Recto: (beneath image) Georg Fried: Haendel geb: 1684. Joh: Sebast: Bach geb; 1685. Joseph Tartini geb: 1692. / Joh: Joach: Quanz geb: 1697. Christof Gluck geb: 1714. Nicolo Jomelli... More

DCM 1118: Augustin Grenser Oboe in C

DCM 1118: Augustin Grenser Oboe in C

Unusual top joint, likely second half to late 18th century; however, the inner diameter is unusually large for a late 18th century oboe (baroque-like). External turnings for upper half of top joint are atypical... More

[Cosmological scene showing concentric circles depicting creation]

[Cosmological scene showing concentric circles depicting creation]

Illus. in: Mutus liber / Altus. 1702, pl. 3.

[Alchemical scene showing two putti holding philosopher's stone containing image of Hermes, below which are a man and a woman kneeling before furnace where transmutation is to take place]
Mutus liber, in quo tamen ...

Mutus liber, in quo tamen ...

Angels descending Jacob's ladder blowing trumpets with sleeping Jacob below. Part of a series supposedly depicting the preparation of the alchemist's philosopher's stone. Frontispiece in: Biblioteca chemica cur... More

[A popular beauty]

[A popular beauty]

Print shows a woman, full-length, standing, facing left. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Raquetes

Raquetes

Snowshoes and Natives wearing snowshoes while hunting deer.

Two battles on the Danube in 1703 and 1704

Two battles on the Danube in 1703 and 1704

Two prints glued together show the maps of the areas of two sites along the Danube River where battles were fought in 1703 and 1704. The top print shows a map along the Danube River between Gundelfingen and Don... More

[The spear dance]

[The spear dance]

Print shows a male dancer during a spear dance. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

["Building of the Griffin," Canada, ca. 1690]

["Building of the Griffin," Canada, ca. 1690]

Illus. in: Voyage curieux du R.P. Louis Hennepin / Louis Hennepin, 1704, oppos. p. 100.

[Diagrams of optical phenomena, including the rainbow, the double Icelandic spar, and prism refraction]

[Diagrams of optical phenomena, including the rainbow, the double Icel...

Illus. in: Opticks / Isaac Newton. London : Printed for S. Smith, and B. Walford, 1704. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 275.

[Two lovers under an umbrella]

[Two lovers under an umbrella]

Print shows a man and a woman, full-length, walking beneath an umbrella. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on Piseatagua [sic] River in yr. province of New Hampshire on the continent of America

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on P...

Drawing shows Fort William and Mary on the Piscataqua River with surrounding landscape and buildings in "the town of New Castle on the Great Island"; many features are identified by letter with corresponding ke... More

Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Print shows actors Iwai Sagenta and Katsuyama Matagorō, one reclining on a veranda, the other about to climb steps to the veranda. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo p... More

The drunkard's coat of arms

The drunkard's coat of arms

Print shows a coat of arms devised for a drunkard. A poem, entitled "The Drunkard - display'd" is printed below the image. Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Gregorius I, the Great, Saint, Pope, 540(ca.)-604

Gregorius I, the Great, Saint, Pope, 540(ca.)-604

Full page of text with insert portraits of Gregory (framed by letter "L") and woman (framed by "G"), with scene of 2 men and 4 women at top of page. Illus. in: An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-day of St. Gr... More

Izobrazhenie preslavnoi batalii...

Izobrazhenie preslavnoi batalii...

View of the famous battle between the Russian and the Swedish armies, the Russian troops under the distinguished command of His Imperial Majesty Peter the First of all the Russians, the Swedish under His Royal ... More

Algernoon Piercy [i.e. Algernon Percy], Earl of Northumberland & c. / Sr. Ant. Vandyck pinx. ; Vertue sc.

Algernoon Piercy [i.e. Algernon Percy], Earl of Northumberland & c. / ...

Sir Algernon Percy, half-length portrait, facing right, wearing armor. No. 45.

Nansenbushū bankoku shōka no zu /

Nansenbushū bankoku shōka no zu /

Shows the world, based on knowledge from numerous famous Chinese and Japanese classics and Buddhism. Depths shown pictorially. Wood block print. Map and author, Hōtan, listed in Imago Mundi's Review of early ca... More

Nami ni goshoguruma moyō no tachi bijin

Nami ni goshoguruma moyō no tachi bijin

Print shows a courtesan, facing left, wearing a waterwheel and waves pattern kimono.

A compleat description of the province of Carolina in 3 parts : 1st, the improved part from the surveys of Maurice Mathews & Mr. John Love : 2ly, the west part by Capt. Tho. Nairn : 3ly, a chart of the coast from Virginia to Cape Florida /

A compleat description of the province of Carolina in 3 parts : 1st, t...

Shows coastal area from North Carolina to Florida. Relief shown pictorially. Depth shown by soundings. Prime meridian: Charles Town. Mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ... More

Daimyō gyōretsu no ezu

Daimyō gyōretsu no ezu

Print shows a long procession of men (nobility or government officials) on foot. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: horizontal Ob... More

[Reading a love letter]

[Reading a love letter]

Print shows a young woman reading a love letter. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Rajōmon

Rajōmon

Print shows a warrior fighting a demon, possibly Ibaraki, at the Rashomon gate. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Oban. Adachi m... More

Oh--You shall see, vat you shall see

Oh--You shall see, vat you shall see

Illustration showing London street crier talking to two children, who are looking into a peepshow box. Illus. in: Marcellus Laroon's The cryes of the city of London after the life. London, 1711, pl. 75. Engravi... More

Tōjin gyōretsu no ezu ichi

Tōjin gyōretsu no ezu ichi

Print shows a procession of Chinese men on horseback and on foot, some carrying a palanquin. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: h... More

Tekkai sennin

Tekkai sennin

Print shows a woman holding her hands over a man's eyes and blowing a puff of air upon which a small male figure ascends; another woman is waving to the man on the puff of air and appears to be offering him a s... More

New river water

New river water

Man carrying 2 buckets of water on yoke. Engraving by Mauron. Illus. in: Marcellus Laroon's The Cryes of the city of London drawne after the life, London, 1711, plate 61. Ref. copy may be in SSF (Gr). This reco... More

Taka no ha moyō no tachi bijin

Taka no ha moyō no tachi bijin

Print shows a courtesan wearing feather-pattern kimono. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Ir... More

Takenuki gorō

Takenuki gorō

Print shows a man, possibly Tokimune Soga (Gorō), uprooting bamboo. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Pur... More

[Preparing for the first battle]

[Preparing for the first battle]

Print shows a young woman arranging a warrior's hair prior to entering a battle. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Francis Eugene, Prince of Savoy, &c. / M.V. der Gucht, fecit.

Francis Eugene, Prince of Savoy, &c. / M.V. der Gucht, fecit.

Illustration showing half-length portrait of the prince in armor, facing left. Frontispiece in: The Lives of the two illustrious generals, John, Duke of Marlborough, and Francis Eugene, Prince of Savoy ... Lond... More

[A popular hero, Shibaraku]

[A popular hero, Shibaraku]

Print shows an actor as a samurai making a grand entrance at the "Shibaraku" moment on the kabuki stage. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawing... More