Record Number : 89430 of 13452

Title : King George III topographical collection

Description :
Through the website "King George III Topographical Collection", which is part of its Online Exhibitions, British Library makes available images taken from the King George III Topographical Collection. The collection includes over 50,000 items, of which 2,680 are represented here. They cover the period 1635 to 1873, and include topographical images of Britain and her colonial possessions at the time of imperial expansion. They also include images from many other parts of the world, in particular the European countries of the Grand Tour route: Italy; Germany; France; and the Netherlands. The documents include: manuscript and printed maps; topographical drawings; building plans and elevations; watercolours; prints; and ephemeral items such as advertisements and broadsides. They depict all manner of locations and buildings, and include works by famous architects and topographical artists such as: Nicholas Hawksmoor; Paul Sandby; and Samuel Hieronymus Grimm. The collection is a fascinating and rich resource for anyone interested in the ways in which eighteenth-century Britons viewed their country and the world around it. It will also be valuable for local historians and all scholars with an interest in architecture and the cultural history of landscape. The collection of images can be viewed as a full list with thumbnails, or searched using a simple keyword search. Each item can be clicked to access the full object page, which includes large and zoomable versions of the image - essential for viewing details. These are accompanied by bibliographic information and a brief text providing background information on the image and the document. The collection is also accompanied by a useful introduction.

URL : http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/

Uncontrolled Keywords : royal collections;

Controlled Keywords : History (discipline); histories; local history (discipline); local histories; local historians; historians; maps; historical maps; manuscript maps; national maps; British Library; United Kingdom; British Isles; Great Britain; England; Scotland; Ireland; British Empire;

Language : eng; eng;

Period : 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century;

Geographic Name : United Kingdom; British Isles; Great Britain; England; Scotland; Ireland; British Empire

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