The 212 images in this collection were scanned from rare books at Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections. Highlights of the collection include images from a 1683 edition of Plutarchs Lives, engravings from the excavation of Pompeii to 1831, chiaroscuro prints of Roman Emperors from 1645, and a large number of prints from Awnsham Churchill's 1704 "A collection of voyages and travels..." compiling multiple narratives of 17th century voyages of world exploration.
Searching the Database:
Entering search terms in the box located at the top of the page will search across the descriptions of all items in this collection. To view all items, select Browse This Collection. Search results are displayed as a series of thumbnail images that may be browsed. To view the larger image and its corresponding description, click on the thumbnail. An option to return to the home page for this collection is provided in the banner.
Creating the Database:
Mark O'English selected images for this collection and added description, subject, genre, and place name headings. Al Cornish provided technical support for CONTENTdm. Michael Walpole designed the graphics. Trevor Bond selected images for this collection, created this page, and coordinated the project.