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Asia Collection

Background imageAsia Collection: EXPL2A-00352

EXPL2A-00352
The Hereford Mappa Mundi of 1280 - Jerusalem is at the center, Europe lower left, Africa lower right. Printed color halftone reproduction 19th century

Background imageAsia Collection: GPAC2A-00018

GPAC2A-00018
Map of the Pacific island groups, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Mongol horseman

Mongol horseman
Mongol or Tartar horseman. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Burmese womens native attire

Burmese womens native attire
Women of Burma (now Brunei) in traditional dress, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship

Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship
Mongol warriors showing their horsemanship to the Chinese forces of Hung-Wu. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: GASI2A-00006

GASI2A-00006
Japanese samurai warriors in full armor. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894

Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894
Japanese warships taking Port Arthur, Manchuria, during the Sino-Japanese War, 1894. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: GASI2A-00011

GASI2A-00011
Japanese swordsmen. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: GASI2A-00067

GASI2A-00067
Map of Siam (now Thailand) and the independent Shan States, 1870s. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageAsia Collection: GPAC2A-00005

GPAC2A-00005
Island of Krakatoa before its destruction when its volcano erupted in 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Mongol nomads moving camp

Mongol nomads moving camp
Medieval Tartar yurts and wagons moving camp. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Battle of Manila Bay, 1898

Battle of Manila Bay, 1898
Admiral George Dewey commanding US fleet in the Battle of Manila Bay, Spanish-American War, 1898. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: PASI2A-00001

PASI2A-00001
Genghis Khan leading the Mongols. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Siberian Tartar woman and a Russian Mongol couple

Siberian Tartar woman and a Russian Mongol couple
Siberian Tartar (left) and Kalmyk Mongol couple (right) of Russia in their traditional clothing Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Chinese man and a Malaysian woman

Chinese man and a Malaysian woman
Chinese businessman and a Malaysian woman in traditional attire, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: EXPL2A-00014

EXPL2A-00014
Ptolemys map of the world, illustrating a concept of the flat earth. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageAsia Collection: Visigoths and Romans defeating the Huns at Chalons

Visigoths and Romans defeating the Huns at Chalons
Thorismond proclaimed king of the Visigoths on the battlefield near Chalons after defeating Attila, 451 A.D. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Plowing rice paddies with water buffalo

Plowing rice paddies with water buffalo
Using water buffalo to plow rice paddies in China. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Sailing ships in the Spice Islands

Sailing ships in the Spice Islands
Volcano on Tidore in the Moluccas, seen from the neighboring island of Ternate, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Vapor trailing from Mt. Mayon, Philippines

Vapor trailing from Mt. Mayon, Philippines
Native village beneath the volcanic cone of Mount Mayon, in the Philippines, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Globe of 1492, lacking the New World

Globe of 1492, lacking the New World
Diagram of Martin Behaims globe, made just before Columbus discovered America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: British Viceroy of India entering Delhi, 1902

British Viceroy of India entering Delhi, 1902
Lord Curzon, British Viceroy of India, entering Delhi on an elephant, with Lady Curzon, 1902. Photograph

Background imageAsia Collection: EXPL2A-00146

EXPL2A-00146
Marco Polo welcomed at the court of Kublai Khan in China, 1200s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: PREL2A-00017

PREL2A-00017
Confucius. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: PNAV2A-00033

PNAV2A-00033
Us Navy squadron commanded by Matthew Perry sailing for Japan, 1852: USS Susquehannah, Saratoga, St Mary s, a supply ship, Plymouth, Perry in rowboat, Mississippi, and Princeton (left to right)

Background imageAsia Collection: Sumatra, 1800s

Sumatra, 1800s
Map of Sumatra, 1870s. Color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Japanese women musicians

Japanese women musicians
Japanese women playing music and drums, wearing traditional clothing. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Japanese poet under a cherry tree

Japanese poet under a cherry tree
Japanese mother and infant meeting a poet under a cherry tree. Lithograph reproduction of a painting by Genjiro Kataoka, circa 1910

Background imageAsia Collection: Behaims 1492 globe showing a round Earth but no New World

Behaims 1492 globe showing a round Earth but no New World
Diagram of globe by Martin Behaim, without the New World, created in 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Confucius

Confucius
Portrait of Confucius. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: PMYT2A-00001

PMYT2A-00001
The Roc, a fabulous legendary bird of great size and strength. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: EXPL2A-00138

EXPL2A-00138
Map of the flat earth according to Herodotus, ancient Greek historian. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: EXPL2A-00317

EXPL2A-00317
Map of the world according to ancient Greek geographer Eratosthenes. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageAsia Collection: Japanese ladies in traditional clothing

Japanese ladies in traditional clothing
Japanese girls and a woman with her baby, wearing traditional dress, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Tartars of Russia

Tartars of Russia
Russian Tartars in their native attire Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Opium Wars in China, 1800s

Opium Wars in China, 1800s
Chinese rioters burning British warehouses during the Second Opium War, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Colonial battle in French Indo-China, 1800s

Colonial battle in French Indo-China, 1800s
French forces capture Langson in Indo-China (Vietnam), 1885. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Chinese farmers planting rice

Chinese farmers planting rice
Transplanting and irrigating rice in China. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Elephant-fight for sport in British colonial India

Elephant-fight for sport in British colonial India
British officials watching a duel on elephants in Baroda, India, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Japanese emperor Mutsuhito, 1890s

Japanese emperor Mutsuhito, 1890s
Emperor Mutsuhito of Japan in his state carriage, Tokyo, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Japanese emperor Komei in his palace at Kyoto, 1850s

Japanese emperor Komei in his palace at Kyoto, 1850s
Palace of Komei, emperor of Japan, at Kyoto, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Natives of Malaysia and the Celebes

Natives of Malaysia and the Celebes
Malaysians from Sumatra and on the far right, a man from Celebes, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: People of India in traditional attire

People of India in traditional attire
Parsi woman of Bombay, and a man and woman from east India or Singapore in native dress, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Traditional styles of Vietnamese from Tonkin

Traditional styles of Vietnamese from Tonkin
Women and soldiers from Tonkin (now Vietnam), in native dress, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Traditional Burmese uniforms and dress

Traditional Burmese uniforms and dress
Burmese officer in his traditional uniform, a government official, and a girl from Mandalay. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Native village of the Marianas, 1800s

Native village of the Marianas, 1800s
Saipan island village in the Mariana Islands, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAsia Collection: Burmese family of the Karenni

Burmese family of the Karenni
Karenni women and children of the Burmese mountains, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAsia Collection: Sri Lanka upper class people, 1800s

Sri Lanka upper class people, 1800s
Well-to-do people of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 1800s. Antique hand colored print



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