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Old Book Illustrations
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are vintage pictures that were originally wood engravings or woodcuts, etchings or metal engravings. Old Book Art
is pictures, drawings, maps and other images from antiquarian, public-domain books and other old documents.Books Behind Pictures
offers various documents and references related to the pictures in the galleries, and to the books from which they were taken. Browsing this page will give you access to text excerpts that put some of the illustrations back into their original context, notes about the lives or careers of some illustrators are also available.
interviews and examines the backgrounds of contemporary illustrators.
OBI Scrapbook Blog
goes into more detail about vintage illustrations from books published between the 18th century and the first quarter of the 20th century.
Browse the Old Book Art by Atlases and Maps
| Literature and Poetry
| Nature and Natural History
| or Places and Travel