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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

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.

[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

Per. receüil [sic] de danses de bal pour l'année 1703.

Per. receüil [sic] de danses de bal pour l'année 1703.

This treatise contains two duets choreographed by French dancer and choreographer Guillaume-Louis Pecour (c. 1653-1729) and notated in the eighteenth-century notation system first published by Raoul-Auger Feuil... more

[Cosmological scene showing concentric circles depicting creation]

[Cosmological scene showing concentric circles depicting creation]

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

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

[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]
[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).

The royal Portuguez : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1709 /

The royal Portuguez : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's bir...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fifteen couplet dan... more

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

The royall gailliarde : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1710 /

The royall gailliarde : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's b...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fifteen couplet dan... 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.

[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).

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

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

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

The rigadoon royal : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1711 /

The rigadoon royal : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The eight couplet dance... more

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

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

The royal Ann : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1712 /

The royal Ann : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The eight couplet dance... 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).

The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1713 /

The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet natation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composted by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fourteen couplet d... more

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

The Godolphin : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1714 /

The Godolphin : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The five couplet dance ... 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

[A beauty with an umbrella]

[A beauty with an umbrella]

Print shows the actor Nakamura Sanya as a young woman standing beneath an umbrella, wearing a head covering and geta. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese print... more

Yūjo chōkarō

Yūjo chōkarō

Print shows a courtesan portraying the Chinese sage Zhang Guo Lao Chōkarō releasing his magic horse from a small gourd. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specia... more

Louis Quinze--Roy de France et de Navarre

Louis Quinze--Roy de France et de Navarre

After a painting by Gobert. Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection. LeBlanc, no. 362.

[Tubes containing mercury with vacuum at top showing development of first barometer capable of measuring atmospheric pressure, includes page of text]

[Tubes containing mercury with vacuum at top showing development of fi...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Lezioni accademiche d'Evangelista Torricelli, mattematico e filosofo del Sereniso. Firenze : Nella stamp. di S.A.R. per J. Guiducci, e S. Franchi, 1715. Published in: ... more

[Robert Powel the Puppet Show man]

[Robert Powel the Puppet Show man]

"This engraving, which formed the frontispiece to "A Second Tale of a Tub : or, the History of Robert Powel the Puppet-Show-Man..." (Source: Stephens) Title translated: Burlesque referring to the Lord High Trea... more

Shuen

Shuen

Print shows two geishas and a man eating; there is a shamisen next to one of the women, the other is holding a tea or sake pot. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo prin... more

Benkei to kodomo (ataka no matsu)

Benkei to kodomo (ataka no matsu)

Print shows the legendary monk warrior Benkei offering gifts to two children who have been gathering pine needles.

Toragaishi

Toragaishi

Print shows a woman standing and a warrior attempting to pick up a large rock. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: horizontal Chub... more

Kage e

Kage e

Print shows two geishas entertaining a man, one is making shadow puppets and the other is playing a shamisen.

Arbre du café dessiné en Arabie sur le naturel

Arbre du café dessiné en Arabie sur le naturel

Illustration showing coffee tree. Illus. in: Voyage de l'Arabie heureuse, par l'Ocean ... / Jean de La Roque, 1716, p. 234.N. Bitting Collection.

Haha to ko

Haha to ko

Print shows a mother and her son with an open book; the boy is resting on top of the book, preventing his mother from reading it. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo pr... more

Kaya no uchisoto

Kaya no uchisoto

Print shows a man, woman, and a child resting outside mosquito netting. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa).... more

Sannin no yakusha

Sannin no yakusha

Print shows three actors, two playing shamisens and one with a teapot or sake pot, two are in the roles of women.

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] ichikawa monnosuke

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] ichikawa monnosuke

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke as a courtesan and Ichikawa Danjūrō as a merchant.

Lycopersicon, apples of love

Lycopersicon, apples of love

Tomato in bud, full fruit, and section. Illus. in: The compleat herbal / Joseph Pitton de Tournefort. 2 vols. London : Printed for R. Bonwicke, 1719-30. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno... more

[Ram and autumn mallow]

[Ram and autumn mallow]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... more

[Foxes and chrysanthemums]

[Foxes and chrysanthemums]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... more

[St. Jerome dying in solitude] / L.C.

[St. Jerome dying in solitude] / L.C.

After Raffaele Sanzio, 1483-1520. Bradley collection. Bartsch 72. LeBlanc 7. H.&R. 5. LCB 2522.

De inventeur der windnegotie, op zyn zegekar

De inventeur der windnegotie, op zyn zegekar

"This engraved satire on the Mississippi Company and other financial bubbles of 1720 is No. 55 in vol. i. of "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", a collection of Dutch satires on these schemes..." (Source: Step... more

A touch of the times

A touch of the times

Print shows a woman playing cards with a monkey dressed as a man, two figures in masquerade attend to them, above and in the background are a musician, a man and a woman, and a cuckold, also seated is an owl sm... more

[Paris and Oenone]

[Paris and Oenone]

Inscribed in ink on the tree: "ENONE." Van Dijsel (or Van Duyselen) Collection. Title, date, subject, and physical description devised by Diane de Grazia, 2014. Acquisition source unknown. Jacob de Wit's art wa... more

[Domestic cat nursing kittens]

[Domestic cat nursing kittens]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Matted with no. 2049; prints overlap each other. From the series: Ehon shahōbuku... more

[Wild horses running in water, across a river or in surf]

[Wild horses running in water, across a river or in surf]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... more

[Wild boars running, on cliffs, and near pine trees]

[Wild boars running, on cliffs, and near pine trees]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... more

[Cat with black markings on its fur and a fragrant rose mallow]

[Cat with black markings on its fur and a fragrant rose mallow]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... more

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa. e Jesus en la America Septe. /

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolic...

Relief shown pictorially. McLaughlin, G. Mapping of California as an island, 196 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault 2 copies; copy 2 is b&w

De eklips der zuider zon doet veele in't duister zitten veroorzaakt door de onpolitike maan der brn...

De eklips der zuider zon doet veele in't duister zitten veroorzaakt do...

"This engraving is a Dutch satire on the failure of the South Sea Company, Mississippi Company, and bubble schemes of Jonn Law and others, 1720..." (Source: Stephens) Title translated: [The eclipse of the south... more

General view of Covent Garden looking north, circa 1720, from an engraving by Sutton Nicholls

General view of Covent Garden looking north, circa 1720, from an engra...

Illus. in: The Architectural review, v. 16, no. 245, April, 1917. London : [s.n.], 1917, plate 1. Title from item.

[Wolves and winter reeds]

[Wolves and winter reeds]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... more

[Tiger near a cataract]

[Tiger near a cataract]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Matted with no. 2048; prints overlap each other. From the series: Ehon shahōbuku... more

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa. e Jesus en la America Septe. /

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolic...

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

Missisippi of 't wydbefaamde Goudland door de inbeelding der Windnegotie

Missisippi of 't wydbefaamde Goudland door de inbeelding der Windnegot...

"Five distinct designs. This engraved Dutch satire on the share mania of 1720 and few preceding years is No. 5 in vol. ii. of "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", a collection of similar satires on the Mississi... more

[Male and female musk deer]

[Male and female musk deer]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... more

De verslagen actionist in de stoel met rinkels, overreeden geweest van't geLauwerd Paard van Troje

De verslagen actionist in de stoel met rinkels, overreeden geweest van...

"This engraved satire on the South Sea Company and other bubble schemes of 1720, and shortly before, is No. 38 in vol. i. of "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", a collection of Dutch satires on the schemes in ... more

[Two oxen, one under a willow tree and one under a plum tree]

[Two oxen, one under a willow tree and one under a plum tree]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... more

[Deer, two bucks fighting, next to a stream]

[Deer, two bucks fighting, next to a stream]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... more

[Soga Goro making puns]

[Soga Goro making puns]

Print shows one of the Soga brothers, Goro (Tokimune), dressed as a warrior surrounded by text containing puns. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and ... more

[Knight on horseback - an example of the elaborate ornamentation found in books of calligraphy in the 18th Century]

[Knight on horseback - an example of the elaborate ornamentation found...

Illus. in: Figueiredo, Manuel de Andrade de. Nova Escola para aprender a ler, escrever, e contar. Lisbon, 1722. Reference copy may be in LOT 4397 T. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. ... more

[A lover's quarrel]

[A lover's quarrel]

Print shows a man, scowling, with a shoulder pole and a basket full of jars and bowls, standing in front of a woman with a smug look on her face. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). F... more

A map of the estate of Edward Vernon Esquire

A map of the estate of Edward Vernon Esquire

Land-estate cadastral survey map showing property ownership lines, individual farms contained within the estate, field/hedge lines, field names, and field acreages. The farm names (given in capital lettering) a... more

Ogawa zengorō, ichikawa danjūrō, yamashita kinsaku

Ogawa zengorō, ichikawa danjūrō, yamashita kinsaku

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosoban Urushie. Modern reproduction. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library o... more

Jacobus Benignus Bossuet, Episcopus / Hyacinthus Rigaud pinxt. ; Petrus Drevet sculpsit.

Jacobus Benignus Bossuet, Episcopus / Hyacinthus Rigaud pinxt. ; Petru...

Jacques Bénigne Bossuet, French Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Meaux, pulpit orator, full-length portrait, standing holding book on table. Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection. Didot, 12 (4th state). LeBlanc, ... more

[Native American mortuary customs: row of Indians carrying bodies over their shoulders to fires, platform with skeletons hanging above and bones below on benches, and groups of Indians standing around fires and poles hung with cloth or skins]

[Native American mortuary customs: row of Indians carrying bodies over...

Illus. in: Moeurs des sauvages ameriquains, comparées aux moeurs des premiers temps / Joseph Francois Lafitau. Paris : Saugrain l'aîné [etc.], 1724, v. 2, pl. 22, opp. p. 456.

[Native Americans collecting sap and cooking maple syrup in pots, tilling soil into raised humps, and sowing seeds, North America]

[Native Americans collecting sap and cooking maple syrup in pots, till...

Illus. in: Moeurs des sauvages ameriquains, comparées aux moeurs des premiers temps / Joseph Francois Lafitau. Paris : Saugrain l'aîne [etc.], 1724, vol. 2, pl. 7, opp. p. 154.

[The mechanical system of a clock driven by weights and pendulum]

[The mechanical system of a clock driven by weights and pendulum]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Theatrum machinarium, oder, Schau-Platz der Heb-Zeuge .... Leipzig : Zufinden bey dem Autore und Joh. Friedr. Gleditschens seel. Sohn : Gedruckt bey Christoph Zunkel, ... more

Ueno ikenohata sakura no hanami no kei

Ueno ikenohata sakura no hanami no kei

Print shows many people in a pavilion and in Ueno Park viewing blossoms on cherry trees. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Uki-e... more

[Blind Justice holding sword and scales; 7 men on gallows in bg; Brit. warship and pirate ship in close combat below (frontispiece)]

[Blind Justice holding sword and scales; 7 men on gallows in bg; Brit....

Illus. in: The History and lives of all the most notorious pirates, and their crews. London, 1725. Reference copy may be in LOT 4248. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tr... more

Captain John Rackam

Captain John Rackam

Illus. in: The History and lives of all the most notorious pirates, and their crews. London, 1725. Reference copy may be in LOT 4248. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tr... more

Hanauri

Hanauri

Print shows a woman selling flowers in pots on shelves suspended from a shoulder pole. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosob... more

Ann Bonney and Mary Read convicted of piracy...

Ann Bonney and Mary Read convicted of piracy...

Illus. in: A general history of the pyrates, from their first rise and settlement in the Island of Providence, to the present time. London, Printed for, and sold by T. Warner, at the Black-boy at Pater-Noster R... more

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