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BELL CASTING, 1763.
Workmen, casting bells, ready a mold to receive molten copper and tin. Color engraving from Denis Diderot's 'Encyclopedia', 1763.
GLASS MANUFACTURE, 1751.
Manufacturing plate glass. A ladle of molten glass, ready to pour, is pulled out of the furnace onto a carriage. Line engraving, from 'L'Encyclopedie' of Denis Diderot, French, 1751.
POOR RICHARD ILLUSTRATED.
Panel from an engraving, c1800, for Benjamin Franklin's publication, with the motto 'He that hath a trade hath an estate.'
Bruton Parish Church, completed in 1715, in Willamsburg, Virginia. Wood engraving, American, 1857.
TITLE PAGE: ENGRAVING, 1662.
Title page from 'The Art of Graveing and Etching,' by William Faithorne. Published in London, 1662.
SPANISH ARMADA, 1588.
The Spanish Armada fighting against the English Royal Navy, 1588. Line engraving, c1615.
George Castriot. Albanian nobleman and military leader. Engraving, 19th century. Full Credit: Ullstein Bild / Granger. All Rights Reserved.
RUSSO-TURKISH WAR, 1828.
Battle between Russian and Turkish cavalry in the war of 1828-1829. Contemporary Spanish color wood engraving.
GLASSMAKING, 18th CENTURY.
Glassware cooling slowly in an annealing oven, the glassware being contained in iron trays that are gradually pushed from the hottest region (rear) to the cooler front: line engraving, French, 18th century.
GLASSMAKING, 18th CENTURY.
A workman dropping a ribbon of hot glass from the small pipe (c) onto the neck of a bottle to form the rim. Line engraving, French, 18th century.
JOHN ADAMS (1735-1826).
Second President of the United States. Stipple engraving, 19th century, after a 1815 portrait by Gilbert Stuart.
THAILAND: BARGE, 1855.
'Barge of the King of Siam.' Wood engraving, English, 1855.
DE BRY: SPANISH CONQUEST.
Native Americans delivering treasure to European explorers. Color copper line engraving by Theodore de Bry, c1591.
THE LAST SUPPER.
Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper. Line engraving, c1886.
CAROLUS CLUSIUS (1526-1609).
Flemish doctor and botanist. Engraving by Theodor de Bry, c1590.
(1755-1805). French chemist and inventor. Contemporary line engraving.
WINDMILL, 18th CENTURY.
Line engraving, French, 18th century.
HANNIBAL (247-183 B.C.).
Carthaginian general. Hannibal and his army crossing the Alps in 218 B.C. Steel engraving, American, 1870.
THAMES EMBANKMENT, 1857.
Construction of the Thames River embankment at Chelsea, London, England. Wood engraving, English, 1857.
MEXICO: COCOSPERA MISSION.
Mission of Cocospera in Sonora, Mexico. Wood engraving, American, 1865.
KNOX AND HAMILTON.
American Revolutionary officer Henry Knox, with American politician Alexander Hamilton. Wood engraving, American, 1877.
HISTORY BOOK, 1866.
'Incident in the War for the Union.' Cover for a volume of John Spencer's 'History of the United States.' Engraving from a painting by Alonzo Chappel, 1866.
WASHINGTON BURNING, 1814.
The burning of Washington, D.C., by the British on 24 August 1814. Line engraving, English, 1816.
BATTLE OF LUNDY'S LANE, 1814.
The Battle of Lundy's Lane, Ontario, Canada, on 25 July 1814. Steel engraving, 19th century.
GRACE & RACHEL MARTIN, 1780.
Grace and Rachel Martin, disguised as rebel soldiers, ambush two English officers carrying documents to South Carolina during the American Revolution, 1780. Wood engraving, American, 19th century.
AMALIE MATERNA (1844-1918).
Austrian operatic soprano. Engraving, American, 1882.
LOCOMOTIVE FACTORY, 1864.
Steam hammer at the locomotive factory at Newcastle-On-Tyne, England. Wood engraving, English, 1864.
WOMEN'S FASHION, 1867.
'Visiting Toilettes.' Wood engraving, American, 1867.
(1726-1791). American Revolutionary leader. Wood engraving, 19th century.
JANE SEYMOUR (1509-1537).
Third wife of King Henry VIII of England. Line and stipple engraving, English, 1812, after a painting by Hans Holbein the Younger.
A raccoon in a tree. Wood engraving, 19th century.
HENRY II (1519-1559).
King of France, 1547-1559. Line engraving, 1881.
OPERA: RUDDYGORE, 1887.
Scenes from the comic opera, 'Ruddygore,' written by Gilbert and Sullivan, performed at the Savoy Theatre in London. Engraving, English, 1887.
CYRANO de BERGERAC
(1619-1655). French writer and soldier. Travelling to the moon. Wood engraving from a 19th century edition of his 'L'Autre monde, ou, Histoire comique des états et empires de la lune,' first published in 1657.
The month of October, ca 1788, shunga by Katsukawa Shuncho (active 1780-1800), woodcut from the The twelve months series. Japanese civilization, Edo period (1603-1868). Full Credit: DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All rig
LITERATURE & THE ARTS.
Louis XV in the role of Apollo in Phaeton, engraving by Martin. France, 18th century. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All rights
WILLIAM HARVEY (1578-1657).
English anatomist and physician. Harvey demonstrating his theory of the circualtion of the blood to King Charles I. Wood engraving, French, 19th century.
HENRY VIII (1491-1547).
King of England, 1509-1547. Wood engraving, 19th century.
ARCHBISHOP OF MOSCOW, 1856.
'Philarete, Archbishop of Moscow, Who Officiated at the Coronation' of Czar Alexander II of Russia, 7 September 1856. Contemporary English wood engraving.
PULLMAN CAR, 1869.
The Pullman Sleeper Car of the Union Pacific Railway. Wood engraving, English, 1869.
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