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Background imageOcean 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 imageOcean Collection: Battle of Actium, 31 BC

Battle of Actium, 31 BC
Sea battle of Actium, in which Octavius defeated Antony and Cleopatra, 31 BC. Hand colored wodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Iceland map, 1800s

Iceland map, 1800s
Map of Iceland, 1870s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageOcean Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Whaling ship diagram, 1800s

Whaling ship diagram, 1800s
Deck plan and cutaway view of whaling schooner " Amelia" of New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779

Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779
Death of English explorer Captain James Cook in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 1779. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting

Background imageOcean Collection: Sinking of the Titanic

Sinking of the Titanic
Titanics stern in the air as the ship sinks in the North Atlantic, 1912. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration from eyewitness reports

Background imageOcean Collection: GPAC2A-00018

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

Background imageOcean Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Naval battle between the British and French, 1790s

Naval battle between the British and French, 1790s
British ship " Brunswick" in battle with French navy off the coast of Brittany, late 1700s. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores

Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores
Sailing ship passing a lighthouse marking the way to home port, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean 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 imageOcean Collection: Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada

Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada
Lobster fishermen in the Grand Manan Channel between Maine and New Brunswick, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageOcean Collection: EVNT2A-00079

EVNT2A-00079
USS " Constitution" being towed by the crew in rowboats away from the becalmed British Navy, War of 1812 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812

Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812
Deck of the US frigate " Constitution" engaging in battle with British " Guerriere, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Great Eastern laying transatlantic telegraph cable

Great Eastern laying transatlantic telegraph cable
Steamship " Great Eastern" attempting to lay telegraph cable across the Atlantic, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: American clipper ship Great Republic

American clipper ship Great Republic
American clipper ship " Great Republic, " designed by Donald McKay. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Yacht club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s

Yacht club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s
Clubhouse of the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean 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 imageOcean 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 imageOcean Collection: Fleet of Viking raiders in the Middle Ages

Fleet of Viking raiders in the Middle Ages
Viking ships at sea with warriors on board. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: EVCW2A-00109

EVCW2A-00109
Admiral David G. Farragut in the rigging during the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864, American Civil War. Hand-colored photogravure of a W.H. Overend painting

Background imageOcean 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 imageOcean 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 imageOcean Collection: Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West

Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West
Deck of the captured slave-ship " Wildfire" brought into Key West, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: First Atlantic crossing by steamship, 1819

First Atlantic crossing by steamship, 1819
American paddlewheeler " Savannah, " the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, 1819. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean 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 imageOcean Collection: French frigate, 1700s

French frigate, 1700s
Armed French frigate of the 18th century. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: St. Elmos fire on a sailing ship

St. Elmos fire on a sailing ship
Saint Elmos fire, an electrical phenomenon, on a ships masts. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Men going ashore from a sailing ship

Men going ashore from a sailing ship
Shore party descending into a rowboat from the stern of a sailing ship, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: EXPL2A-00014

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

Background imageOcean Collection: Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863

Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863
Rebel attack on Union gunboats at Galveston, Texas, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s

Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s
African slave-ship hoisting sail upon sighting an English cruiser, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Pirates capturing a ship

Pirates capturing a ship
Pirates capturing a galleon on the high seas. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen

Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen
Spanish ships capturing English ships with supplies for the colonies. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Newport, Rhode Island, beach scene, 1870s

Newport, Rhode Island, beach scene, 1870s
Summer residents enjoying the beach in Newport, Rhode Island, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Steering a sailing-ship through stormy seas

Steering a sailing-ship through stormy seas
Sailors at the wheel of a merchant ship in a gale, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s

Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s
Dutch ships of Henry Hudsons time near Novaya Zemlya, early 1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: American yacht Mohawk

American yacht Mohawk
Americas Cup contender " Mohawk" under full sail, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: BUSN2A-00109

BUSN2A-00109
Longboat crew attacking a whale with hand harpoons in the Arctic, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Battleship Maine, 1898

Battleship Maine, 1898
US battleship Maine, just before sailing to Cuba, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photoograph

Background imageOcean 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 imageOcean Collection: EVNT2A-00086

EVNT2A-00086
USS frigate " Chesapeake" engaging the British ship " Shannon, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Mermaids

Mermaids
Two mermaids playing in the waves, " a Nixies legend." Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates

Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates
Chinese pirates attacking a European merchant ship, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: EXPL2A-00377

EXPL2A-00377
Chart of the West Indies sea depths and land elevations. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration



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