Motionless earth in center of universe surrounded by seven concentric spheres which carry the sun, the moon, and the planets. Illus. in: Cosmografia / Petrus Apianus. Antuerpiae : G. Bonito, 1545. Published in:... more
Dutch cartoon protesting Oliver Cromwell's reign by showing him as Hercules clad in a lionskin shattering the royal money barrel, symbolically ending the rule of the Long Parliament. By an unknown Dutch artist.... more
Scales vary. Title from leather label on cover. Label has monogram E. B. de V., surmounted by a crown. Maps, not dated, intended to be bound in a Bible, but assembled in a modern half Morocco binding. The maps... more
Print shows scene in a bawdy house of pleasure frequented by Father Petre, Jesuits, and monks, where they mingle and dine with such figures as: Wantonness, Avarice, Sloth, Fury, and Vanity. Priests engage in la... more
Illustration showing the execution of van der Leyen and Ghyselins by burning at the stake; van der Leyen, showing signs of life, is stabbed with a long fork; implements of torture lie on the ground; spectators ... more
Print shows Louis XIV as the harlequin, with pegged leg, riding on the "hippogryphe" or jackass, leading a holy crusade. He wears a large biretta that also fits over the head of James II sitting behind him; the... more
Print shows La Salle, priests and others on shore as supplies are unloaded from a ship. Title from item. Illus. in: Nouveau voyage d'un pais plus grand que l'Europe avec les reflections des entreprises du Sieur... more
Relief shown pictorially. Gift; 2003; Summit Enterprises, Inc.; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no.: 2003-080
"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
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
Scale ca. 1:7,000,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Ferro and London. Relief shown pictorially. "Ter opheldering van de Hedendaagsche historie van Groot Brittanje." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 63 Avai... more
Print shows an interior view of a theater with flames emerging on the left, as the frightened audience rushes to escape, in Amsterdam, May 11, 1772. Title from item.
Scale ca. 1:2,300,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Het oorspronglyke volgens acte van't Parlement deh 7 Maart 1771." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 727 Available also through the Library of Congress Web si... more
Imprint 2.; On verso: S; Aug 4, 1775. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 108, Folder 32.
Imprint 2.; On verso: S; Mch 24, 1775. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 107, Folder 24.
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
Two men, one with a very large nose, and the other with no nose at all, standing on stools, facing each other, in front of other disfigured men around table, at Williams's Tavern, Liverpool.
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