Tuesday, 17 December 2013

British Library - 1 million Flickr images

The image below is one of one million images now shared on Flickr by the British Library under a Creative Commons license.
Search and you will find something vintage that is of interest. Some great old maps of London for example.

Image taken from:
Title: "The Arctic Voyages of A. E. Nordenskiöld. 1858-1879. With illustrations and maps"
Author: LESLIE, Alexander - of Aberdeen
Contributor: NORDENSKIÖLD, Nils Adolf Erik - Baron
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10460.ee.9."
Page: 8
Place of Publishing: London
Date of Publishing: 1879
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 002142895
Note: The colours, contrast and appearance of these illustrations are unlikely to be true to life. They are derived from scanned images that have been enhanced for machine interpretation and have been altered from their originals.
If you wish to purchase a high quality copy of the page that this image is drawn from, please order it here. Please note that you will need to enter details from the above list - such as the shelfmark, the page, the book's volume and so on - when filling out your order.
Following this or the link above will take you to the British Library's integrated catalogue. You will be able to download a PDF of the book this image is taken from, as well as view the pages up close with the 'itemViewer'. Click on the 'related items' to search for the electronic version of this work.
Click here to see all the illustrations in this book and click here to browse other illustrations published in books in the same year. Please click on the tags shown on the right-hand side for other ways to browse the illustrations

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