THE PICTURE LIBRARY, 1776-1937
These images could help decorate many types of sets. HOW TO ORDER: by ‘phone ( Landline: +44 (0) 1279 876984 (Essex), Mobile:+44 (0) 7887 481102 ), or email (email@example.com), tell us which images you would like. They are numbered consecutively throughout. We will put them onto a CD or DVD, in JPEG format, and give or post it to you. These images can only be supplied on a CD: it is not possible to email them, because of the large file sizes involved: if the files were shrunk for emailing the picture quality would be degraded. You are welcome to inspect the volumes in person – but please make an appointment. The Picture Library is in nine Parts. Prices per image vary slightly, and are given at the Introduction of each Part. The images you see on this website are 72dpi, so while you can look at them, they will not print out satisfactorily. But our master copies were scanned in at 600dpi, so you can print them out to any size you want (this particularly applies to the maps) up to wall-chart size. We hold the copyright to all images.
It must be clearly understood that once images have been ordered, then put onto a CD or DVD, and the disc handed over or despatched, then every image must be paid for.
SUMMARY OF THE PARTS
963 b/w engravings from an Encyclopaedia of Arts and Sciences dating back to 1806.
A set of 32 coloured cards, Urania’s Mirror, London 1825, showing the 12 signs of the Zodiac and 54 other constellations.
Flamsteed’s Celestial Atlas of 1729, this version reprinted in Paris in 1776, b/w. Ten plates depict the Heavens and the Earth, and then 26 plates depict 56 of the better-known constellations.
Twenty-six plates from the “Cosmographie”, Paris 1817, the detailed maps showing the World and different parts of it. Most of the maps are earlier than the published date, by Delamarche after Robert de Vaugondy, 1795. Delicate pastel colours.
47 coloured maps, geographical and political, from A New General Atlas of the World, published by Henry Teesdale & Coy, London 1834.
Various ships, and early submarines, from the turn of the century (48 plates).
German airships (69 plates) and other memorabilia, including several shots relating to the Hindenburg disaster. British airships (17 plates), including a photo from the News Chronicle of the aftermath of the R101 disaster. American airships (10 plates), and others (8 plates).
These are old shipping documents, generally for Pilotage, Wharfage, supplying goods, porterage and lighterage, issued in various ports, some European (Bordeaux, Antwerp, Lisbon), but mainly from Far Eastern ports, eg Bombay, Calcutta, Penang, Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong etc, and all written in old-fashioned script on headed notepaper.
RCH amended 28/10/2011