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The first separate map of Barbados

LIGON, Richard, 1657. 

Visscher family catalogue

VISSCHER, Nicolaes, 1682. 

One of only three examples known

FEUILLE, Jacob de la, 1696. 

With the Arms of the Sun King

LA HIRE, Philippe de, 1704. 

The Sea Venture founders

HAWKINS, Sir Richard, 1706. 

The first printed English signals book

GREENWOOD, Jonathan, 1715. 

Eighteenth century Oxford

WILLIAMS, William, 1732. 

The Grand Tour in eighteenth century virtual reality!

Publishers BASSET, André Basset, DAUMONT, Jean-Francois, HUQUIER, Jacques-Gabriel Huquier, MAILLET, Nicolas Langlois, MONDARE, Louis Joseph Mondhare, and others, 1740. 

Michele Marieschi’s suite of views of Venice

MARIESCHI, Michele, 1741. 

The most vocal supporter of the Northwest Passage

DOBBS, Arthur, 1744. 

Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!

Lavatory Humour, 1750. 

Louis XV’s intentions in the Caribbean

BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas, 1758. 

A triumph of Venetian rococo book design

ZATTA, Antonio [VISENTINI, Antonio], 1761.