Image Collections

As experts in scientific and specialist imagery, we source from institutions, expert photographers and organisations throughout the world. We are unrivalled in the breadth of our library and in some cases are sole representatives. This is because of our expertise but also because of the mutually beneficial agreements we offer our contributors and the care each image receives.

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C019/9459 - John Snow's cholera map, 1854

C019/9459 - John Snow's cholera map, 1854

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British Library

The British Library holds over 150 million items including the King's Library, manuscripts, rare books, musical texts, maps, illustrations, drawings, paintings and photographs spanning almost 3000 years. In all known languages and formats, from every era of written human history beginning with rare Chinese oracle bones dating from 300 BC, right up to today's newspapers.

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