Antoine Watteau and Nicolas Tardieu in a park, one painting a picture of a statue of nude woman, the other playing a stringed instrument; and poem to Watteau below image.
Prints shows views of Meaco (Kyoto) and Saccai (Sakai), scenes of Christians being tortured, a Japanese wedding ceremony, and a temple in Sakai, and a plan of Dejima trading island; also includes descriptions o... more
Relief shown by shading and land forms. Buildings, vegetation, ships and military troop and encampent positions shown pictorially. Shows military troop and ship positions for the Siege of Louibourg in 1758. Ma... more
This is a collection of nine English country dances with directions for the figures and appropriate music for a treble instrument. The English country dance was imported into France during the early eighteenth-... more
This is a bound collection of contredanses, figured group dances for four or more couples that were popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Each dance is described on four pages: a title page th... more
Print shows British warships on the Saint Lawrence River disembark troops below cliffs at the Plains of Abraham, waterfall in the foreground. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robe... more
Scale ca. 1:1,360,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. "Les sondes le long de la côte de la Floride des isles et des bas fonds sont marqués en pieds." Pictorial map. From the... more
Lava flowing down a volcano to form a street of prismatic basalt. Engraving by Cl. Fossard, de Veyrenc, del. Illus. in: Faugas. Recherches sur les Volcans Etients du Vivarais et du Velay. Grenoble: J. Cuchet, 1... more
Scale ca. 1:70,000. Depths shown by soundings. Relief shown by land form drawings. "339." Includes "Avertissement." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1229 Available also through the Library of Congress Web s... more
Print shows a wagon, driven by Lord Bute, mired in the mud, and several men, including an Anglican bishop, pushing the cart which is drawn by five mules labeled Weymouth, Richmond, Senechal, Germain, and North,... more
Scale ca. 1:26,200. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by form lines and shading. Shows fortifications, fields of fire, and positions of French naval vessels. Oriented with nor... more
Scale ca. 1:215,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Situation of the fleets shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1462 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ras... more
Scale ca. 1:14,640. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Includes index and "Nota." LC Maps ofth America, 1750-1789, 1467 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ... more
Scale ca. 1:4,800. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1466 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AA... more
Illustration shows the ornate balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and Girond de Villete in a captive balloon ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (... more
Scale ca. 1:3,000,000. Hand colored. "Longitude occidentale du prémier méridien." Relief shown pictorially. "P. II. 46." Watermark: Y. From P. Santini's Atlas universel. 1776 [i.e. 1784] Available also through ... more
Print shows "Le Suffren," the balloon of Anne-Pierre Coustard de Massy and R.P. Mouchet, ascending from Nantes, France. (Source: Le Temps des Ballons, www.perso.wanadoo.fr.)
Scale ca. 1:2,900,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "P. II. 48." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1408 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100;... more
Scale ca. 1:7,500,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Isle de Fer and Paris. Relief shown pictorially. Includes notes and a listing of the 13 original states plus Vermont and the proposed name of 10 new states p... more
Scale ca. 1:9,500,000. Relief shown pictorially. In upper right margin: "115." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1716 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 1... more
Print shows on the left, a cat, representing Pope Pius VI, and on the right, a rooster, representing Napoleon I, holding a bundle of dried twigs and telling the cat to retract its claws, resulting in the Treaty... more
Print shows Louis Philippe, full-length portrait, facing front, standing with a barricade behind him, with right arm across chest, and holding the French Flag with his left hand.
Shows parts of lower Nile and Nile Delta in Egypt. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: Paris. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Drawing shows the balloon manufacturing facilities of Henri Lachambre in Vaugirard, a section of Paris, France. A balloon is being inflated with gas in preparation for a flight to Tours.
Poster showing, against backdrop of the tricouleurs, hero Lt. Col. H. Barré pointing to a scene of a cock "France" attacking an eagle "Allemagne."
Two French soldiers, one sitting down and going through a small box of supplies sent from home. Léon Gambetta (1838-1882) was one of the founders of the Third Republic and was regarded as one of the heroes of t... more
Print shows Archduke Charles François Joseph (later Emperor of Austria), and his aide-de-camp Count Van der Straten-Ponthoz, sitting in an automobile with driver and another officer.
Soldier in a trench looking at female apparitions in sky. Translation of title: Association of the Ardennais soldier . . . charity sale with artistic performance. Picture caption: Les voix de pays. Promotion... more
Peasant couple in field. Man is ploughing and the woman is holding a baby and a rifle. Translation of title: Do your duty : subscribe to the Loan with all of your resources. Signed: B. Chavannaz. Promotional g... more