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Gallery: Historic Engraving

What do Galileo, the Spanish Inquisition, and typesetting have in common? They're all part of our new collection of engravings depicting historic figures and events: Simon Bolivar, World War I, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Martin Luther, Arctic exploration, Thomas Edison, Christopher Columbus, Peter the Great, and many more! The images below are only a small sample of our engraving coverage of historically-significant leaders, inventions, explorers, and events.

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Galileo Galilei, Italian mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. Inquisition use Wheel of Fortune, an instrument of torture. English playwright William Shakespeare. American revolutionaries toppling the statue of King George III.
Use of choking smoke on French and British troops in World War I. British traveler and explorer Verney Lovett Cameron. Caravan of camels resting on the Silk Road, Antioch. Christopher Columbus, the navigator, colonizer, and explorer.
Portrait of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Sultan welcoming council members to Topkapi Palace. Typographic composing new machine. Telephone operator service in Madrid.
British traveler and explorer Verney Lovett Cameron. Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan statesman called 'The Liberator'. American League cycles on Pennsylvania Avenue. John Calvin, French theologian during the Protestant Reformation.
Bath at the beach in Barcelona, Spain. Arrival of Italian immigrants to New York. Alexander II, Tsar of Russia. Aristocratic families in the living room.
French scientist Louis Pasteur experiments with anthrax vaccine. French novelist and playwright Alexandre Dumas. Entry of Italian troops in Cassalla, WWII. French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at Battle of the Pyramids.
Italian Pope Pius VII who crowned Napoleon in Paris. Dance of the Sufi whirling dervishes. Winter street scene at the Brandenburg Gate. American inventor Thomas Alva Edison.
Dr. Livingstone meets a group of armed Africans. James Watt, Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer. Egyptian pyramids and Sphinx. King Boris III of Bulgaria.
German reformer Martin Luther plays the lute. Grand Council of the Ravens & explorer Meriwether Lewis. Wittiza, Visigothic King of Hispania from 694 until his death. Inside railroad car, USA.
Phonograph created by Thomas Alva Edison. Louis-Philippe I, King of France. M. Jepson reading the letter of the Khedive to officials' council. Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov, first of the Romanov dynasty.
Robespierre in the French National Assembly. Reading the newspaper in the tavern. Peter I the Great, Tsar of Russia. King of France Louis XV and Marie Jeanne Becu, Comtesse du Barry.
Zulu King Cetewayo and English Colonel Rudolph in South Africa. German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven. General Washington's army in New York, USA. French woman rolling cigars for snuff industry.
Monks reading a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. Printing press. Scottish explorer David Livingstone. Skating rink in the circus of the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
  Otto-Leopold Bismarck, Prince of Bismarck. Norwegian explorer Roald Engebrecht Amundsen in the Arctic.