Illustration shows portrait of Pocahantas as Mrs. John Rolfe, from a portrait painting done in London, England, 1616. Title from item. Published in: The generall historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summe... more
Print shows a nude male giant struggling under the weight of a boulder. Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washington : Library of Congress, 1979, p. 28. P... more
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.
Full-length image of man standing. Reference copy also available in LOT 4638-E. Illus. in: Nivelon, F. / The rudiments of genteel behavior, 1737, pl. 1 following signature leaf "E".
Decorations at the masked ball given by King Louis XV of France in February 1745, on the occasion of the marriage of his son, the Dauphin, to Marie Therese of Spain; also visible, ballroom interior and numerous... more
An open space in a country town where "The Post House" is at the sign of "The Old Crown, kept by George King with ye best of Usage". Highlanders are plundering and abusing the inhabitants in all directions. A d... more
Illus. in: Polymetis, or, an enquiry concerning the agreement between the works of the Roman poets, and of the ancient artists / Joseph Spence. London : R. Dodsley, 1747, pl. XI.
Print showing aristocratic men leaving their horses with attendants and following guides on a trail up the side of Vesuvius to peer into the fuming cones. At center, descending the volcano, are three figures, t... more
Print shows Elizabeth Canning, transported to America, seated in a room. She looks alarmingly at an old crone pointing to a soldier's uniform. Through the open window can be seen British soldiers marching up a ... more
"Britannia, seated on a throne inscribed,---"Nemo me impune lacessit", attends to the complaints of injured Americans, and affords them protection..." (Source: Stephens)
"An engraving in two divisions; in that on our left a French officer, "1," with a closed letter in his hand and his finger on his lips, walks away from another, "2," who asks for news from him... In the divisio... more
Print shows a panoramic view of the ruins of Baʻlabakk, with columns of the Temple of Jupiter (D), the Temple of Bacchus (E), and a river on the left, post-Roman Muslim Arab buildings on the right, and mountain... more
Print shows a view of the ruins at Baʻlabakk, with three men in conversation, two are holding long spears, in the left foreground among fragments of buildings, (A) on the left and (B) on the right, with the col... more
Print shows a view of the ruins at Baʻlabakk, with two men in conversation, one is holding a long spear, between the columns of the Temple of Jupiter (A) on the left and the Temple of Bacchus (B) on the right, ... more
Print shows a view of the ruins at Baʻlabakk, with two men holding long spears in the foreground among fragments of buildings, (A) on the left and (B) on the right, with the columns of the Temple of Jupiter (D)... more
Print shows Morro Castle in the background with infantry passing through a breach in the walls, and in the foreground, the ship Alcide and numerous long boats with men at the oars. Title from item. At head of t... more
Print shows Lucifer as a young angel with wings sitting on a cloud, brandishing a torch in raised left hand, at the top of an arched entry way.
Cartoon showing constable entering house, "in search of the sons and daughters of the Devil", and finding his wife committing adultery in a brothel. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library ... more
Print shows warships on the Saint Lawrence River with the city of Québec in the background. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, Thos. Jefferys... more
Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Continued corruption, standing armies, and popular contents considered ... / William Bollan. London : Printed by J. Almon, 1768, frontispiece. Published in: The Americ... more
Print shows George Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, wearing military uniform; in oval with olive branch on the left, a rattlesnake and liberty cap at top, and flags and cannon bar... more
Print shows a Roman soldier guiding Britannia, with key in hand, to a temple, the crests of France and Spain lie on the ground before her, and at her side a cherub carries her shield and lance.
Print shows a family gathering around a table, the husband, seated, is instructing a son who stands next to him with an open book, and the wife, seated opposite, holds an infant daughter, the children mimic the... more
George Whitefield, half-length portrait with hands raised, preaching in a church; portrait framed by oval. Title from item. Illus. in: Memoirs of the life of the Reverend George Whitefield, M.A., late chaplain ... more
Print shows Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, seated at ornately carved desk featuring portrait of Louis XVI. Includes armorial shield below portrait.
Print shows two men manipulating a large wooden device with pulleys and a large basket attached for the rescue of persons from burning buildings. Title from related article in The Pennsylvania Magazine. For the... more
Print shows a cartouche on a map with Loyalist attempting to replace a banner displaying a pine tree and topped with a liberty cap signifying America with a banner bearing the British lion; the patriot raises a... more
Print shows George Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing military uniform; medallion on pedestal with name plate and inscription.
Print shows view from ship of a long mole on the island of Dominica in the West Indies, with ships, and in the foreground, a boat hauling a large anchor.
Print shows George Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing military uniform; in frame hung on wall above base with nameplate. A hat, olive branch, and baton rest on the base, a sw... more
Print shows John Hancock, full-length portrait, seated facing right, with pen appears to be signing a document labeled "To the People of Ireland"; other papers on table and floor are "Resolutions of the Contine... more
Print shows George Washington full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right, wearing uniform, holding hat in left hand; on the left, an African man holds Washington's horse (reverse of the Trumbull pain... more
Print shows William Pitt, half-length portrait, standing with the aid of crutchers behind balustrade, facing front with right arm extended, during speech to Parliament; two men stand in the background. Title fr... more
Print shows an imaginary scene depicting the funeral of Richard Montgomery, killed during the attack on Québec. Title from item. Illus. in: Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains, ... / par M... more
Print shows an imaginary scene depicting the funeral of Joseph Warren. Title from item. Illus. in: Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains, ... / par M. Hilliard d'Auberteuil .... Bruxelles : ... more
Print shows a riot in New York City and several buildings on fire. Title from item. Illus. in: Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains, ... / par M. Hilliard d'Auberteuil .... Bruxelles : 1782... more
Print shows the British fleet under Lord Rodney breaking the line of the French fleet under Count de Grasse; the French fleet "thrown into confusion" and attempting "to form a new line" with the British fleet b... more
Print shows members of the new ministry besieging a fortress where members of the old ministry, including George III, have taken refuge; the ministries are bombarding each other.
Print shows Lords Sandwich, Rigby, North, Mansfield, an unidentified man, and Germain in the clutches of a devil, fall into an abyss, driven there by the opposition, or new ministers, Thurlow, Conway, Camden, B... more
Print shows six ships in line flying the French flag, however, appears to be disembarking British troops who are about to take possession of the island after the French have withdrawn.
Jacques Alexandre César Charles departs Nesle, France after the landing of the first hydrogen balloon flight from Paris on December 1, 1783. Marie-Nöel Robert (on the ground at left), who accompanied Charles o... more
Print shows Charles Lee at his capture by British troops. Title from item. Engraved for Barnard's New complete & authentic history of England. Illus. in: The new, comprehensive and complete history of England :... more
Print shows an allegorical scene where a youth, guided by a dark featured figure with wild hair, stands before a pyramid inscribed with the names of battles in the American Revolution. The goddess Peace interce... more
Print shows General Charles O'Hara, representing General Cornwallis, handing sword to George comte de Rochambeau who is standing with George Washington.
Print shows a man on horseback riding through town reading the Declaration of Independence to cheering crowds; a notice has been posted on a wall "America independant 1776."
Print shows head-and-shoulders portraits of George Washington and Horatio Gates in right profile, Benjamin Franklin facing left, and Henry Laurens and John Paul Jones facing right.