The Antiquities of England and Wales (page 4/8)

[picture: Catapulta [Catapult]]

Catapulta [Catapult]

The lettered parts are explained in the text of the book. This is taken from Machines of War. [more...]

[picture: The grand Door of Barfreston Church in Kent.]

The grand Door of Barfreston Church in Kent.

On some of these arches is commonly over the key-stone represented God the Father, or our Saviour surrounded with angels; and below a melange of foliage, animals, often ludicrous, and sometimes even indecent subjects. Partly of this sort is the great [...] [more...]

[picture: Printer's ornament with birds]

Printer’s ornament with birds

Two birds touch beaks, perhaps a mother feeding a baby, in this printer’s ornament, used as a tailpiece (tail-piece) at the end of a chapter. The design includes a harp, [...] [more...]

[picture: Ornament: Cornucopia]

Ornament: Cornucopia

This antique typographic ornament was used as a chapter tail-piece at the end of a section of the preface. You could also use it as a decorative page element. This was scanned from a 1780s book, and is not perfect: I have not tried to clean it up or make it look new. It [...] [more...]

[picture: Druidical Antiquities]

Druidical Antiquities

Published by S. Hooper April 16, 1784; the illustration is signed Goodnight Sculpt. [more...]

[picture: No. 1 from the Druidical Antiquities]

No. 1 from the Druidical Antiquities

The caption for this engraving of an obelisk just says NÂș1. [more...]

[picture: Carne or Carnedd, from the Druidical Antiquities plate]

Carne or Carnedd, from the Druidical Antiquities plate

A cairn is a pile of stones or rocks used to mark a place, perhaps a burial. [more...]

[picture: Kist-vain, from the Druidical Antiquities plate]

Kist-vain, from the Druidical Antiquities plate

This is an engraving of a kist-tomb. [more...]


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