British Book Illustrations:
Extending Access to 17th-Century Visual Culture
Learn more about the Folger’s NEH-funded project to digitize and index 10,000 woodcut and engraved illustrations in British and English-language books.
Explore the classification system used around the world to describe the objects, people, events, and abstract ideas that serve as the subjects of images.
Explore 17th-Century British Book Illustrations
BBI images used on this page:
Floral illustration in site header from folio 16 of Folger STC 19459.
Illustration of printing press from leaf before page 1 of Folger STC 25740.
Illustration of Cupid reading a letter from page 133 of Folger STC 24627a.5 Copy 1.