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Images and Visual Resource Collections

Online guide to image collections for faculty, researchers and students at the University of Toronto.


1579 Hispaniae novae sivae magnae …South America, Abraham Ortelius.

Attributed to Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues. "Laudonnierus et rex athore ante columnam a praefecto prima navigatione..." c. 1564. Watercolour and bodycolour with gold over chalk outline on vellum (175 mm x 257 mm) Digital ID: 54650. New York Public Library.

Montt, Luis, 1848-1909. fmo …Praecepta grammatices ex var …1594 Peru

Puri Indians in Brazil, early print, Title Puris nelle loro foreste. From Il costume antico e moderno, o, storia del governo, della milizia, della religione, delle arti, scienze ed usanze di tutti i popoli antichi e moderni. Firenze : Batelli, 1823-1838. Ferrario, Giulio (1767-1847), author. from N.Y. Public Libra



Scientific Collections

Credit: Wellcome Library, London
Engraved title page.
From: Mikrokosmographia, a description of the body of man
By: Helkiah Crooke
Published: W. Jaggard, London, 1615

Scientific Illustrations

Illustrations about the New World, its inhabitants, landscape and vegetation in the 16th and 17th centuries, were claimed to be scientific representations. The following resources offer access to historical collections about scientific illustrations.

Incunabula & Illustrations