Plates signed by Agostino Tensini from the calligraphy manual “La uera regola dello scriuere : utile à giouani.” Published in 1680 and then around 1800. This copy having been signed by Giacomo Formento and dated 1789, it would appear to be the 1680 edition.

Page 5.
Page 5. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/laueraregoladell00tens/page/n4/mode/1up
Page 7
Page 7. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/laueraregoladell00tens/page/n6/mode/1up
Page 9.
Page 9. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/laueraregoladell00tens/page/n8/mode/1up
Page 10.
Page 10. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/laueraregoladell00tens/page/n10/mode/1up
Page 12.
Page 12. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via

Flowers of the American West. A selection of plates from the 1915 “Field book of western wild flowers” which was written by Margaret Armstrong in collaboration with John James Thornber who was a professor of botany in Arizona.

"Orange Mariposa Tulip" (Calochortis Kennedyi). Frontispiece.
“Orange Mariposa Tulip” (Calochortis Kennedyi). Frontispiece. Page 6. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/6/mode/1up
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“Arrowhead” (Sagittaria latifolia). Page 31. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/29/mode/1up
Wild Onion" (Allium acuminatum).
“Wild Onion” (Allium acuminatum). Page 41. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. Via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/41/mode/1up
"Wild Onion" (Allium bisceptrum and Allium serratum).
“Wild Onion” (Allium bisceptrum and Allium serratum). Page 45. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. Via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/43/mode/1up

Watercolors of Windsor Castle and other royal residences back before Victoria and Albert lived there by English watercolorist Charles Wild. Living from 1781 to 1835, he specialized in painting architecture and exhibited at the Royal Academy.

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“Green Pavilion, Frogmore House.” 1817. Watercolor with touches of bodycolor over pencil with an engraved aquatint version published as plate 29 of W.H. Pyne’s 1819 work “The History of the Royal Residences.” Royal Collection Trust. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frogmore_House,_Green_Pavilion,_by_Charles_Wild,_1817_-_royal_coll_922121_257043_ORI_0_0.jpg
"Queen's Presence Chamber, Windsor Castle." 1817.
“Queen’s Presence Chamber, Windsor Castle.” 1817. English. Watercolor with touches of bodycolor over pencil with an engraved aquatint version published as plate 7 of W.H. Pyne’s 1819 work “The History of the Royal Residences.” Royal Collection Trust. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Windsor_Castle,_Queen%27s_Presence_Chamber,_by_Charles_Wild,_1817_-_royal_coll_922099_257019_ORI_0.jpg
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“Chapel, Hampton Court Palace.” 1819. Watercolor with touches of bodycolor over pencil with an engraved aquatint version published as plate 33 of W.H. Pyne’s 1819 work “The History of the Royal Residences.” Royal Collection Trust. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hampton_Court_Palace,_Chapel,_by_Charles_Wild,_1819_-_royal_coll_922125_313698_ORI_2.jpg
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“Throne Room, Carlton House.” ca. 1818. Watercolour with touches of bodycolour and gum arabic over pencil with an engraved aquatint version published as plate 86 of W.H. Pyne’s 1819 work “The History of the Royal Residences.” Royal Collection Trust. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carlton_House,_Throne_Room,_by_Charles_Wild,_1818_-_royal_coll_922178_257094_ORI_0_0.jpg
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“The King’s Closet, Windsor Castle.” Aquatint engraving, taken from W.H. Pyne’s 1819 work “The History of the Royal Residences.” William James Bennett,, engraver, after Charles Wild. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-kings-closet-windsor-castle-charles-wild.html
"The Ante Chamber to the Throne Room, Carlton House." ca. 1816.
“The Ante Chamber to the Throne Room, Carlton House.” ca. 1816. Watercolour, bodycolour and gum arabic over etched lines. Royal Collection Trust. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/922179/the-ante-chamber-to-the-throne-room-carlton-house

Pictures of a never-realized interior renovation of the Royal Serbian Castle in Belgrade. World War I came along and so they never happened. Taken from two albums, “Drafts for the royal Hofburg of His Majesty King Peter of Serbia. Belgrade” done between 1912 and 1914 by August Bosse,who owned a major interior design firm in Weimar. These being a selection from the website of Antiquariat Michael Banzhaf who I met at Boston’s antiquarian book fair last fall.

Hall with columns.
Hall with columns. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Sitting room.
Sitting room. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Room with domed ceiling.
Room with domed ceiling. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
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Room with yellow wallpaper. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Room with blue wallpaper.
Room with blue wallpaper. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Room with red carpet.
Room with red carpet. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf

I apologize for the quality of the last  3 which is not as good as I would like. The images are taken via screenshots from a PDF from antiquariat-banzhaf.de and the last 3 are small on the PDF. Great albums, I can find no images of it elsewhere to use.

Designs for whatever you’d like to have spiffed up. Plates from Christopher Dresser’s 1876 work “Studies in Design” which was published in London by Cassell, Petter and Galpin. Lithography by A. Goater, Nottingham. Dresser did design work for Minton, too, some of which I have shared here. Check those out if you like~

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“Ornament in the Arabian style, intended to be painted upon a ceiling.” Plate I, page 6. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/n5/mode/2up
"'Parental Advice' may be painted on the panel of a door, on the door of a cabinet, or in any recess in a wall, especially suited to a smoking-room or a nursery." Plate II of 40.
“‘Parental Advice’ may be painted on the panel of a door, on the door of a cabinet, or in any recess in a wall, especially suited to a smoking-room or a nursery.” Plate II of 40. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/II/mode/2up
"A frieze of new style.
“A frieze of new style. This would be used around the upper part of the wall of a room. Being small in detail, it must not be placed high, unless it is enlarged.” Plate III of 40. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/III/mode/2up
"Two circular compositions of new style
“Two circular compositions of new style: may be used on the doors of cabinets, or as fillings for circular openings in a frieze.” Plate IV of 40, page 59. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/n58/mode/2up

Life in Africa a few centuries back. Hand colored engravings, plates from Samuel and William Daniell’s 1804 work on African scenery and animals. Drawn and engraved by Samuel Daniell. From a family of landscape artists, the Daniells brothers traveled extensively in Africa and Ceylon drawing as they went with their work being published after.

"A Korah Hottentot Village on the Left Bank of the Orange River." Page 12.
“A Korah Hottentot Village on the Left Bank of the Orange River.” Page 12. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Africanscenerya00Dani/page/n11/mode/2up
"Bush-men Hottentots Armed for an Expedition." Page 14.
“Bush-men Hottentots Armed for an Expedition.” Page 14. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Africanscenerya00Dani/page/n13/mode/2up
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“A Kaffer Village.” Page 4. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Africanscenerya00Dani/page/4/mode/2up

Color analysis charts, plates from “Color problems; a practical manual for the lay student of color.” Written by America artist Emily Noyes Vanderpoel, it was published in 1902 with over 100 plates. A selection of these with more to come.

"Solar Spectra," Figures 1 and 2. Figure 1: "From a Prism." Figure 2: From a Diffraction Grating." Plate 2, Page 163.
“Solar Spectra,” Figures 1 and 2. Figure 1: “From a Prism.” Figure 2: From a Diffraction Grating.” Plate 2, Page 163. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/colorproblemspra00vand/page/n162/mode/2up
"The Spectral Colors, Figures A and B. Figure A: In their order of Luminosity. Figure B: Pure and Grayed." Plate IV, page 167.
“The Spectral Colors, Figures A and B. Figure A: In their order of Luminosity. Figure B: Pure and Grayed.” Plate IV, page 167. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/colorproblemspra00vand/page/n166/mode/2up
"Advancing and Retiring Colors." Plate VI. Page 171.
“Advancing and Retiring Colors.” Plate VI. Page 171. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/colorproblemspra00vand/page/n170/mode/2up
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“Orange with its Extremes.” Plate XIII, page 185. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/colorproblemspra00vand/page/n184/mode/2up