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16th Century Collection

Background image16th Century Collection: GGBR2A-00076

GGBR2A-00076
Map of Scotland in the 1520s, showing territories of the Highland Clans. Printed color lithograph of a 19th century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: John Calvin

John Calvin portrait. Hand-colored engraving

Background image16th Century Collection: Nottingham Castle in the 1500s

Nottingham Castle in the 1500s
Nottingham Castle overlooking the surrounding countryside in the 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Medieval goldsmith at work

Medieval goldsmith at work
Workshop of Etienne Delaulne, a goldsmith in Paris, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Tower of London in the late Middle Ages

Tower of London in the late Middle Ages
London during the time of Henry VII (1457-1509). Color lithograph reproduction of an illuminated manuscript: Roy 16F, ii

Background image16th Century Collection: Spanish galleon at sea

Spanish galleon at sea
Spanish galleon, an improved caravel three times longer than wide, used in the 1500s and 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Use of an arquebusse, 16th century

Use of an arquebusse, 16th century
Spanish arquebusier, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Actors on stage in the days of Shakespeare

Actors on stage in the days of Shakespeare
Theatrical performance in the days of Shakespeare. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Shrewsbury, England, in the 1500s

Shrewsbury, England, in the 1500s
High Street, Shrewsbury, in Tudor England. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Women of Tudor England

Women of Tudor England
City women and a country-woman in Elizabethan England, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe

Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe
Underwater diver and man-at-arms, France, 1532. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Martin Luther

Martin Luther portrait. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of a portrait by Holbein

Background image16th Century Collection: William Tyndale

William Tyndale, English translator of the New Testament. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: John Calvin and the four syndics at Geneva

John Calvin and the four syndics at Geneva
John Calvin and the four syndics founding the seminary which became the College of Geneva, 1559. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: NATL2A-00001

NATL2A-00001
Temple ceremony in an Aztec city. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Hand-colored woodcut

Hand-colored woodcut
Aztec tiger knight in a costume of cotton and a helmet made of wood, from a model in Spain. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Trephination evidence in an Inca skull

Trephination evidence in an Inca skull
Inca skull showing evidence of prehistoric trephining or brain surgery in Peru. Woodcut with a watercolor wash

Background image16th Century Collection: Bakers at their trade in the late Middle Ages

Bakers at their trade in the late Middle Ages
Bakers of York, showing their guild ordinances, England, 1590s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Spanish Armada, 1588

Spanish Armada, 1588
Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English navy, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s

Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s
Armed Genoese carrack, a merchant ship of the 1400s and 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Inca king Huayna Capac

Inca king Huayna Capac
Huayna Capac, Inca ruler in the early 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a 16th century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: EVNT2A-00047

EVNT2A-00047
Retreat of the Spanish Armada from England in stormy seas, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola casting out evil spirits. Printed color halftone reproduction of a painting by Rubens

Background image16th Century Collection: Martin Luther

Martin Luther portrait. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of a portrait by Holbein

Background image16th Century Collection: Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth I of England
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. Hand-colored photogravure of the engraving by Hendrik de Hondt the Younger

Background image16th Century Collection: Emperor Charles V

Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V - also Charles I of Spain. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: PROY2A-00161

PROY2A-00161
King of England Henry VIII with his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. Antique hand-colored print

Background image16th Century Collection: Natives gathering food in Florida, 1500s

Natives gathering food in Florida, 1500s
Florida Native Americans gathering crocodiles, fish, and other wild animals and plants, 1591. Hand-colored Debry engraving of a LeMoyne painting

Background image16th Century Collection: NATL2A-00002

NATL2A-00002
Street in Aztec Tenochtitian (reconstruction). Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Italian fashion in the 1580s

Italian fashion in the 1580s
Clothing of Italian ladies from Venice, Milan, and Florence, 1580s. Antique hand-colored woodcut

Background image16th Century Collection: Peasant paying rent in the late Middle Ages

Peasant paying rent in the late Middle Ages
Tenant paying rent, from a book of surveying printed in England, 1523. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Italian cooks preparing a meal, 1500s

Italian cooks preparing a meal, 1500s
Cooks preparing food in an Italian kitchen, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s

Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s
Africa as known after Vasco da Gamas discoveries, from map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background image16th Century Collection: PROY2A-00004

PROY2A-00004
Henry VIII presenting a charter to the Company of Barber Surgeons. Color lithograph reproduction of a painting by Holbein

Background image16th Century Collection: Marguerite de Navarres coat of arms

Marguerite de Navarres coat of arms
Coat of arms and emblem of Marguerite de Navarre, 16th century queen of France. Color lithograph reproduction

Background image16th Century Collection: Florida explored by De Soto, 1539

Florida explored by De Soto, 1539
Bivouac of De Sotos expedition in the Florida wilderness, 1539. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Garden irrigation in the 1500s

Garden irrigation in the 1500s
Garden water pumped through beds via intersecting channels, formal bed design of 1571. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: GGBR2A-00018

GGBR2A-00018
Couples dancing in Tudor England, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a painting by Holbein and Janet

Background image16th Century Collection: GGBR2A-00028

GGBR2A-00028
English officer, musketeer, pikeman, and archer, Elizabethan period. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Ireland in the 16th century

Ireland in the 16th century
Map of Ireland before the English invasion, circa 1580. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: PREL2A-00060

PREL2A-00060
Saint Teresa of Avila, founder of the Carmelite Reform convent, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a portrait

Background image16th Century Collection: PREL2A-00003

PREL2A-00003
Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Hand-colored engraving

Background image16th Century Collection: Roman Catholic bishop, 1500s - 1600s

Roman Catholic bishop, 1500s - 1600s
Roman Catholic bishop in a choir-robe (left) and a bishop in his vestments for Mass, 1500-1600s. Antique hand-colored print

Background image16th Century Collection: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Portrait of artist Leonardo da Vinci. Digitally colored 19th-century photograph of a portrait

Background image16th Century Collection: French nobility of the 1500s

French nobility of the 1500s
French court fashion of the 16th century. Antique hand-colored print

Background image16th Century Collection: Spanish colonial days in St. Augustine, Florida

Spanish colonial days in St. Augustine, Florida
Life in Saint Augustine, Florida, when part of New Spain. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: French colonists building a ship, South Carolina, 1560s

French colonists building a ship, South Carolina, 1560s
Shipbuilding at Archers Creek, South Carolina, by French colonists left behind by Ribault, 1562. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image16th Century Collection: Medieval astronomers studying the sky

Medieval astronomers studying the sky
Astronomers studying the planetary systems, the sun, moon, and stars. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a 1537 edition of Boethius



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