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Florizel and Perdita

A bust portrait divided vertically by a line down the center of the face, left half of face representing the Prince of Wales, and right half representing Mrs. Robinson, or Perdita.

An high wind in St. Paul's Church yard

Print shows a street scene outside a print shop on a windy day as pedestrians struggle against the force of the wind.

An analysis of modern patriotism performed by public opinion & displayed by public indignation / PH [crossed out] ; AW sct.

Print shows two views of Charles James Fox, on the left, as a member of parliament supporting the policies of Lord North, and on the right, when out of office, on a platform before a crowd arguing against the p... more

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington Monsieur de Micoud and the inhabitants having capitulated the 30th of December, 1778, being the day after Count d'Estaign left the island much disconcerted / Hamilton delin. ; Thornton sculp.

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however, appears to be disembarking British troops who are about to take possession of the island after the French have withdrawn.

La plaisanterie confondüe ou les intrépides voyageurs

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; spectators in foregrou... more

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (... more

[Instruction of American youth] / J. Norman sc.

Print shows an allegorical scene where a youth stands before a pyramid inscribed with the names of battles in the American Revolution. The goddess Peace attempts to turn the youth away toward three other goddes... more

Edomachi nichōme tsutaya uchi hitomachi[?]

Print shows the courtesan Hitomachi with another woman and two young female attendants.

The only booth in the fair - Portland & Co., late Shelburne / I. Boyne invt & exct, London.

Print shows a country fair amusement with Charles James Fox, on a raised platform, wearing a dunce or liberty cap labeled "Vox Populi" receiving bribes from Lord North, to the right, on the platform, Lord Shelb... more

Éxperience du globe ae̋rostatique du MM. Charles et Robert, au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (S... more

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est representé ici s'élevant pour la seconde fois au milieu de la Praïrie de Nesle, ou il venoit de descendre, accompagné de Mr. Robert ... / Desrais, del. ; Denis, sculp.

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

Chōjiya uchi chōzan

Print shows Chōzan, a courtesan, with two young female attendants.

[Britannia attacked by her enemies]

Print shows Britannia and the British lion being attacked from the left by a Dutchman, a Spaniard, and a Frenchman, and from the right by a Native woman representing America.

Premier voyage aërien en présence de Mr. le Dauphin / dessine par le Ch. de Lorimier ; gravé par N. de Launay.

Print shows a Montgolfier-style balloon in flight over Paris, France. Remarque shows a balloon in flight surrounded by clouds.

Ascent of the 19th September, 1783, at Versailles

Montgolfier brothers before King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; balloon ascension, France.

Niwa no yukimi

Print shows three women on a veranda looking at a snow-covered garden.

[Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 1783]

Design drawing shows two men in basket steering balloon by manipulation of a sail. A ladder connects the balloon to a parachute-style apparatus intended for safe descent where a third man handles the connection... more

The state vintners

"The interior of a punch-house. In an alcove or bar (right), behind a counter, stand North and Fox mixing punch..." (Source: George)

Ou présente à signer un procès verbal aux curés celui qui ligne a des lunettes

Drawing shows Professor J.A.C. Charles reascending in balloon from the Nesle plain, France, on December 1, 1783, where he had landed shortly before, accompanied by Marie Noel Robert in a two hour journey from P... more

The Robin Hood Society

"A meeting of this well-known debating society..." (Source: George)

A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig

Cartoon shows a carousel on which sit government ministers Charles Fox, Lord North, Edmund Burke and Admiral Keppel. Beam in the center of the carousel platform is a pillar topped by a bust of King George III, ... more

Experience de la machine areostatique

Vue d'optique shows the Montgolfier brothers' balloon, "The Globe," ascending from Champ de Mars, Paris, France, August 27, 1783.

Mrs. General Washington, bestowing thirteen stripes on Britania

Print shows George Washington wearing a dress about to whip Britannia with 13 lashes as three men representing Spain, France, and Holland urge him on.

The monument of Major André

Print shows a sarcophagus resting on a pedestal, on the top, Britannia weeping with the British lion, on the side, a tableau shows the capture of Major André.

Blessed are the peacemakers

Print shows two men representing Spain and France leading George III by a rope attached to his neck and Lord Shelburne through a gateway formed by spears, from the crossbar of which are tumbling the British lio... more

The manner in which the American colonies declared themselves independant [sic] of the King of England, throughout the different provinces, on July 4, 1776 / Hamilton delin. ; Noble sculp.

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."

Bowles's new map of North America and the West Indies ...

Print shows an allegorical scene with a Native couple representing America depicted among the various enterprises of the time, such as fishing, weaving, and lumber production.

"Oh fly," cries peace, the soul of social life,... / Stothard del. ; Cook sculp.

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

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert faite a Paris dans le parterre du Jardin royal des Thuilleries le I. decembre 1783. Vue prise du Pont Royal / / Prevost fecit.

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; inset map shows locati... more

Shōchō

Print shows a woman with two young female attendants.

Carte du Canada qui comprend la Parúe Septentrionale des Etats Unis d'Amérique

Cartouche showing iconography of Canada; Natives, various animals, and the activities of French missionaries.

Haut tapfer zu auf diesen Hund ... / J.M. Will, excud. A.V.

Print shows Turks, represented by dogs, fleeing toward Constantinople after the Battle of Vienna, 1683. In the center, a large dog, representing the Sultan, is being beaten by two European officers(?). Overhead... more

His excellency General Washington commander in chief of the united States of North America &c. / B.B.E.

Print shows George Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile; in oval.

Modern characters from Shakespeare. Macbeth

Man on stage, playing Macbeth, full-length, standing, facing left, holding dagger.