Illustrated Beatus manuscripts bring to life an extraordinary vision of the end of the world, as recorded by Saint John in the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) and filtered through the lens of Beatus of Liébana,... more
At the instigation of an evil div, the shah Kai Kavus foolishly tried to fly up to heaven by tying eagles to his throne and legs of lamb above them, so that in striving to reach the meat the eagles would lift h... more
Rustam's treacherous half-brother Shaghad devised with his father-in-law, the king of Kabul, a cruel and cowardly way of killing him. The two plotters pretended to quarrel and Shaghad called on Rustam to redres... more
This image has been taken from scan 000144 from "[Travels through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797.]". The title and subject terms ... more
This image has been taken from scan 000236 from "Travels through the Canadas, ... to which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian nations of North and South America,... more
This image has been taken from scan 000588 from "A Topographical Description of the Province of Lower Canada, with remarks upon Upper Canada, and on the relative connexion of both provinces with the United Stat... more
This image has been taken from scan 000179 from "Travels in some parts of North America, in the years 1804, 1805, & 1806. Second edition improved". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated ... more
This image has been taken from scan 000527 from "[Travels in the United States of America in 1806, 1807, 1819-10 including an account of passages betwixt America and Britain, and travels through various parts o... more
Print shows a view of rapids on the Hudson River with cliffs along one side; also shows a man fishing off a bank in the foreground.
Print shows a view of the Hudson River at Hudson Hill with a mill at center, on the far bank; also shows a man standing on the rocks at river's edge and trees in the left foreground.
When the artist William Guy Wall, and writer John Agg, visited this site, north of Glens Falls on the Hudson, it was hard to reach. The text accompanying the image tells us that, "a moment's view of these Falls... more
Print shows a view of the Hudson River at Hadley's Falls where it passes through forested cliffs, near Jessups Landing in Corinth, New York; also shows two people on the far left enjoying the scenery.
Print shows a view of the Hudson River at Glenns Falls with a building on an island and a bridge spanning the river and passing through the building; also shows people on the island.
Text accompanying this print tells us that the falls "present to the eye of the spectator immense masses of water, rushing down over broad platforms of rock, in a hundred rival cataracts, and as many different ... more
This scene occurs between Jessup's Landing and Haley's Falls on the upper Hudson, where the water "sweeps round an elbow of stupendous rocks...sunk between two magnificent walls of perpendicular cliffs." John ... more
This image centers on a ten-foot drop in the Hudson near the hamlet of Luzerne (now Lake Luzerne). From the foothills of the Adirondacks we look back towards the high peaks from which the waters originate. The ... more
The accompanying text notes that these falls are "situated within a mile of the beautiful village of Sandy Hill [now called Hudson Falls]...their total height...estimated at upwards of seventy feet...There is n... more
This image has been taken from scan 000011 from "Visit to the Falls of Niagara in 1800". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr... more