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Background imageTropical Collection: Hummingbird and Passionflowers, ca. 1875-85. Creator: Martin Johnson Heade

Hummingbird and Passionflowers, ca. 1875-85. Creator: Martin Johnson Heade
Hummingbird and Passionflowers, ca. 1875-85

Background imageTropical Collection: Heart of the Andes, 1859. Creator: Frederic Edwin Church

Heart of the Andes, 1859. Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
Heart of the Andes, 1859

Background imageTropical Collection: Promenade, Alameda Garden, Rock of Gibraltar, 1896. Creator: Keystone View Company

Promenade, Alameda Garden, Rock of Gibraltar, 1896. Creator: Keystone View Company
Promenade, Alameda Garden, Rock of Gibraltar, 1896. The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (or La Alameda Gardens) were commissioned in 1816

Background imageTropical Collection: Estrada de Rodagem do Alto Parana, 1895. Artist: Francisco Henszler

Estrada de Rodagem do Alto Parana, 1895. Artist: Francisco Henszler
Estrada de Rodagem do Alto Parana, 1895. From Sao Paulo by Gustavo Koenigswald. [S. Paulo, 1895]

Background imageTropical Collection: The Tropics, 1910. Artist: Henri Rousseau

The Tropics, 1910. Artist: Henri Rousseau
The Tropics, 1910

Background imageTropical Collection: The Briars, St Helena, early 19th century (1851)

The Briars, St Helena, early 19th century (1851). After his voyage into exile on St Helena in 1815, Longwood, the house Napoleon was to occupy, was not ready for him

Background imageTropical Collection: Cattle on their way to Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Cattle on their way to Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Cattle on their way to Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. 'Madagascar...does a considerable trade in live beef...It exports 30,000 head of cattle in a year...The ox is there commonly represented by

Background imageTropical Collection: Views in Borneo: Government House, Sarawak, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Views in Borneo: Government House, Sarawak, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Views in Borneo: Government House, Sarawak, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. Frederick Boyle, '...of the scenery of Sarawak

Views in Dutch Guiana: Government-House-Square, Paramaribo, Surinam, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Views in Dutch Guiana: Government-House-Square, Paramaribo, Surinam, 1864. Illustration '...from the portfolio of the "Scenery of the Netherlands' West Indies"...published by Buffa

Background imageTropical Collection: Laying the foundation-stone of the Brisbane Bridge, Queensland, New South Wales, 1864

Laying the foundation-stone of the Brisbane Bridge, Queensland, New South Wales, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Laying the foundation-stone of the Brisbane Bridge, Queensland, New South Wales, 1864. 'The foundation-stone of the new bridge to connect the north and south portions of the city...was laid

Background imageTropical Collection: Interior of the Orangery; Tropical Section, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Interior of the Orangery; Tropical Section, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Interior of the Orangery; Tropical Section, 1890. From an album that documents the formative years of the Imperial Tomsk University (the predecessor of present-day Tomsk State University)

Background imageTropical Collection: Bunyarrambite Waterfalls, near Melbourne, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Bunyarrambite Waterfalls, near Melbourne, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Bunyarrambite Waterfalls, near Melbourne, 1858. These falls are 300 feet in height, and are situated on the Yarram creek of the River Goulburn, rather more than eighty miles from Melbourne

Background imageTropical Collection: Transatlantic Sketches - a Swamp in Louisiana - from a drawing by Mrs. Bodichon, 1858

Transatlantic Sketches - a Swamp in Louisiana - from a drawing by Mrs. Bodichon, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Transatlantic Sketches - a Swamp in Louisiana - from a drawing by Mrs. Bodichon, 1858. The majestic rivers...overflow their banks every year,

Background imageTropical Collection: Council House, Samoa, the Scene of the Late Conflict, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Council House, Samoa, the Scene of the Late Conflict, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Council House, Samoa, the Scene of the Late Conflict, 1876....the insurrection, or revolution...caused an intervention on the part of a British ship of war

Background imageTropical Collection: Pont des Francais, New Caledonia; Some Account of New Caledonia, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Pont des Francais, New Caledonia; Some Account of New Caledonia, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Pont des Francais, New Caledonia; Some Account of New Caledonia, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageTropical Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Frida Kahlo, 1940s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Frida Kahlo, 1940s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Frida Kahlo, 1940s, (2023). Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is known for her portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature

Background imageTropical Collection: The Expedition against the Malays of Perak: officers quarters, Campong Boyah, 1876. Creator: C.R

The Expedition against the Malays of Perak: officers quarters, Campong Boyah, 1876. Creator: C.R
The Expedition against the Malays of Perak: officers quarters, Campong Boyah, 1876. Engraving after a sketch by Sub-Lieutenant Holme, of a British Army barracks

Background imageTropical Collection: Preparing the decorations at Colombo, Ceylon, for the Royal Visit, from a sketch by one... 1876

Preparing the decorations at Colombo, Ceylon, for the Royal Visit, from a sketch by one... 1876. Creator: Unknown
Preparing the decorations at Colombo, Ceylon, for the Royal Visit [of the Prince of Wales], from a sketch by one of our special artists

Background imageTropical Collection: 'View in the suburbs of Batavia; from Sydney to Singapore, 1875. Creator: Unknown

'View in the suburbs of Batavia; from Sydney to Singapore, 1875. Creator: Unknown
View in the suburbs of Batavia; from Sydney to Singapore, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageTropical Collection: 'Attalea Palm-tree on the Madeira; Indian-Rubber Groves of the Amazons, 1875. Creator: Unknown

'Attalea Palm-tree on the Madeira; Indian-Rubber Groves of the Amazons, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Attalea Palm-tree on the Madeira; Indian-Rubber Groves of the Amazons, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageTropical Collection: 'Samauma Tree of the Amazonian Forests; Indian-Rubber Groves of the Amazons, 1875. Creator: Unknown

'Samauma Tree of the Amazonian Forests; Indian-Rubber Groves of the Amazons, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Samauma Tree of the Amazonian Forests; Indian-Rubber Groves of the Amazons, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageTropical Collection: Morning in the Tropics, c1858. Creator: Frederic Edwin Church

Morning in the Tropics, c1858. Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
Morning in the Tropics, c1858

Background imageTropical Collection: Indian Settlement, c1847. Creator: George Baxter

Indian Settlement, c1847. Creator: George Baxter
Indian Settlement, c1847

Background imageTropical Collection: Apia, Samoa, Navigators Islands, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Apia, Samoa, Navigators Islands, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Apia, Samoa, Navigators Islands, 1876. View after a sketch by Lieutenant Nassau Stephens, of the Royal Marine Light Infantry

Background imageTropical Collection: Two tropical snakes, 1824-1900. Creator: Albertus Steenbergen

Two tropical snakes, 1824-1900. Creator: Albertus Steenbergen
Two tropical snakes, 1824-1900. Tropidonotus natrix

Background imageTropical Collection: Sketches from Madagascar - the Traveller's-tree (Urania speciosa), 1858

Sketches from Madagascar - the Traveller's-tree (Urania speciosa), 1858. Creator: Josiah Wood Whymper
Sketches from Madagascar - the Traveller's-tree (Urania speciosa), 1858. The tree rises from the ground with a thick succulent stem...It sends out...long

Background imageTropical Collection: 'The Inaja Palm; The Palms of Tropical America, 1875. Creator: Unknown

'The Inaja Palm; The Palms of Tropical America, 1875. Creator: Unknown
The Inaja Palm; The Palms of Tropical America, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageTropical Collection: Tropical coastal landscape, 1845-1925. Creator: Julius Jacobus van de Sande Bakhuyzen

Tropical coastal landscape, 1845-1925. Creator: Julius Jacobus van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Tropical coastal landscape, 1845-1925

Background imageTropical Collection: Forest in Java; Speculations concerning Former Southern Geographies, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Forest in Java; Speculations concerning Former Southern Geographies, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Forest in Java; Speculations concerning Former Southern Geographies, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageTropical Collection: Reggio, Calabria, recently taken by Garibaldi, 1860. Creator: Macquaid

Reggio, Calabria, recently taken by Garibaldi, 1860. Creator: Macquaid
Reggio, Calabria, recently taken by Garibaldi, 1860. View of...the capital of the province of Calabria, [which] stands on the east side of the Strait of Messina

Background imageTropical Collection: Vegetation of Tahiti; Speculations concerning Former Southern Geographies, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Vegetation of Tahiti; Speculations concerning Former Southern Geographies, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Vegetation of Tahiti; Speculations concerning Former Southern Geographies, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageTropical Collection: The Robber Crab (Birgus latro), 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Robber Crab (Birgus latro), 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Robber Crab (Birgus latro), 1857. Charles Darwin: The young are hatched and live for some time on the coast. At this period of existence we cannot suppose that cocoa- nuts form any part of their

Background imageTropical Collection: Landscape in Brazil, 1652. Creator: Frans Post

Landscape in Brazil, 1652. Creator: Frans Post
Landscape in Brazil, 1652. Other Title(s): Landscape in Dutch Brazil

Background imageTropical Collection: Landscape with palms, 1886-1947. Creator: Pierre Jean Apol

Landscape with palms, 1886-1947. Creator: Pierre Jean Apol
Landscape with palms, 1886-1947

Background imageTropical Collection: Cape flower, 1786. Creator: Jan Brandes

Cape flower, 1786. Creator: Jan Brandes
Cape flower, 1786. Plant that occurs on the Cape of Good Hope. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 2 (1808), p. 103

Background imageTropical Collection: Cape flower, 1786. Creator: Jan Brandes

Cape flower, 1786. Creator: Jan Brandes
Cape flower, 1786. Plant that occurs on the Cape of Good Hope. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 191

Background imageTropical Collection: Idyllic scene, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Idyllic scene, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Idyllic scene, 1779-1785. Utopian village scene. Fantasy of an idyllic, primitive settlement with several families of white people in animal skins in tropical landscape

Background imageTropical Collection: Adam and Eve in a utopian village scene, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Adam and Eve in a utopian village scene, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Adam and Eve in a utopian village scene, 1779-1785. Fantasy of an idyllic, primitive settlement with several families of white people in animal skins in tropical landscape

Background imageTropical Collection: Mangosteen, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes

Mangosteen, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Mangosteen, 1784. Leaf, branch and tree of the Indonesian fruit Manggistan. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 164 and see also p. 163

Background imageTropical Collection: Javanese flower Cambang Matjang, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes

Javanese flower Cambang Matjang, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Javanese flower Cambang Matjang, 1784. Shoots with flowers that occur on Java. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 169

Background imageTropical Collection: Boannona or wild serikaja, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Boannona or wild serikaja, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Boannona or wild serikaja, 1785. Annonae reticulatae fructus - Boa nonna'. Custard apple. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 55

Background imageTropical Collection: Durian, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes

Durian, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Durian, 1784. Stone and fruit with section removed. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 129

Background imageTropical Collection: Langsat, a Javanese fruit, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Langsat, a Javanese fruit, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Langsat, a Javanese fruit, 1785. Branch of berries, one berry cut in half, and seed or stone.. On scale. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 171

Background imageTropical Collection: Mangosteen, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes

Mangosteen, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Mangosteen, 1784. Indonesian fruit. Two whole fruits and one cut in half. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 163

Background imageTropical Collection: Small bird on branch, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Small bird on branch, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Small bird on branch, 1785. Bee-eater from Batavia (Dutch East Indies). With inscription. (Certhia viridis or Merops viridis?) Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 63

Background imageTropical Collection: View Mariana's Oord, taken from the Dome House...Pontianak, 1800-1900. Creator: J.E. Ljung

View Mariana's Oord, taken from the Dome House...Pontianak, 1800-1900. Creator: J.E. Ljung
View of Mariana's Oord, taken from the Dome House of the Assistant Resident in Pontianak, 1800-1900. The Dutch settlement of Mariana's or Marianne's Oord (place) in Pontianak

Background imageTropical Collection: The Residents House at Simpang van Agteren, 1809. Creator: C. Coolen

The Residents House at Simpang van Agteren, 1809. Creator: C. Coolen
The Residents House at Simpang van Agteren, 1809. View of the back of the resident's house in the Simpang district in Soerabaja (Surabaya)

Background imageTropical Collection: Count Van Ranzow's Estate, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Count Van Ranzow's Estate, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Count Van Ranzow's Estate, 1785. View from the room where I stayed'. Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Courtyard with coconut trees and a white building with a red tiled roof



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