The Arctic back when it was the frontier. Plates from Sir George Back’s 1836 work “Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean,” Sir Back having been the expedition leader. He may have done the drawings these plates are based on. It doesn’t say.

“Andersons’ Fall, Haheldessa River, September 25, 1834.” Frontispiece. Page 6. E. Finden, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n5/mode/2up
“North Shore of Great Slave Lake, August 13, 1833. Page 119, E. Finden, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n118/mode/2up
“Beverly’s Falls, Mouth of Hoarfrost River.” Page 135. On stone by Louis Haghe, Lithographer and printer. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n134/mode/2up
“Portage in Hoarfrost River. August 19, 1833.” Page 140. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/narrativeofarcti00back/page/n140/mode/2up

A selection of plates from “The Iliad Of Homer Engraved from The Compositions Of Iohn Flaxman RA Sculptor, London” which was published on March 1, 1805. Engravings by Tommaso Piroli, who lived ca. 1752 – 1824.

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“Sleep and Death Conveying the Body of Sarpedon to Lycia.” British. Tommaso Piroli, engraver after John Flaxman. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/sleep-and-death-conveying-the-body-of-sarpedon-to-lycia-1

Evans, Robert Harding; Flaxman, John; John and Arthur Arch; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; Piroli, Tommaso; <I>The Iliad of Homer engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman R.A., sculptor</I>, London 1805; Vulcan and Chares Receiving Thetis
“Vulcan and Chares Receiving Thetis.” British. Tommaso Piroli, engraver after John Flaxman. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/vulcan-and-chares-receiving-thetis

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“The Descent of Discord.” 1805. British. Tommaso Piroli, engraver after John Flaxman. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/the-descent-of-discord-1

An India that’s a hop, skip, and jump away. Plates from Robert Montgomery Martin’s 1858 work about India. Martin wrote several books dealing with various parts of the British Empire.

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“Mohuna, near Deobun.” Page 23. W. J. Cook, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n23/mode/2up

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“The Choor Mountains,” drawn from nature by G. F. White. Page 27. J. Tingle, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n27/mode/2up

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“Gungootree, the Sacred Source of the Ganges,” drawn from nature by G. F. White. Page 30. J. H. Kernot, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n29/mode/2up

Engravings of an India that isn’t coming back. Plates from Robert Montgomery Martin’s 1858 work about India which has letterpress descriptions written by Emily (Emma) Roberts. Martin wrote several books dealing with various parts of the British Empire.

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“Delhi – Showing the Entrance to the Palace.” After a sketch by Captain R. Elliot RN. Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n7/mode/2up

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“View of Cawnpore from the River.” Engraved after a drawing by C. Mottram. Page 11. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n11/mode/2up

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“View of Sassoor, in the Deccan, Southeast of Poonah: The Walled Building to the Right is a Fortified Palace, and in 1818, its Garrison held out against a division of the British Army.” Page 12. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n11/mode/2up

Flowers from just a little bit back. 16th century. Flemish. Engravings, plates from Adriaan Collaert’s work “Florilegium.” Collaert lived from around 1560 to 1618 and was from a family filled with printmakers.

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Plate 2, page 4. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/4/mode/2up

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Plate 3, page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/5/mode/2up

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Plate 4, page 13. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/n13/mode/2up

Pictures of icebergs from back when the Arctic was the Great Frontier. Plates taken from Elisha Kent Kane’s “Arctic explorations : the second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin in the years 1853 to 1855, Volume II” which was published in Philadelphia in 1856.

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“The Water.” page 30. Engraving by Van Ingen and Snyder after a drawing by the author. Contributed by the Museums Victoria. Digitalizing sponsor Atlas of Living Australia. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/arcticexploratiiikane/page/30/mode/2up

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“Detached Ice-Belt.” Page 44. Engraving by Van Ingen and Snyder after a drawing by the author. Contributed by the Museums Victoria. Digitalizing sponsor Atlas of Living Australia. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/arcticexploratiiikane/page/44/mode/2up

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“Ice-Raft.” Page 67. Engraving by Van Ingen and Snyder after a drawing by the author. Contributed by the Museums Victoria. Digitalizing sponsor Atlas of Living Australia. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/arcticexploratiiikane/page/67/mode/2up

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“Berg-Raft.” Page 138. Engraving by Van Ingen and Snyder after a drawing by the author. Contributed by the Museums Victoria. Digitalizing sponsor Atlas of Living Australia. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/arcticexploratiiikane/page/138/mode/2up