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Cartouche Collection

"Exploring the Rich History of Cartouches

Background imageCartouche Collection: Map of the ancient Jerusalem, copperplate engraving, published in 1774

Map of the ancient Jerusalem, copperplate engraving, published in 1774
Map of the ancient Jerusalem. Copperplate engraving, published in 1774

Background imageCartouche Collection: Map of Bermuda (colour engraving)

Map of Bermuda (colour engraving)
XCF285171 Map of Bermuda (colour engraving) by English School; Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageCartouche Collection: DANCE: HARKNESS THEATRE. Mural by Enrique Senis-Oliver from the proscenium arch of the Harkness

DANCE: HARKNESS THEATRE. Mural by Enrique Senis-Oliver from the proscenium arch of the Harkness Theatre, on Broadway and 62nd Street in New York City, depicting dancers paying homage to Terpsichore

Background imageCartouche Collection: The North and East Ridings of Yorkshire, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)

The North and East Ridings of Yorkshire, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)
XCF113465 The North and East Ridings of Yorkshire, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, pub

Background imageCartouche Collection: Wight Island, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre

Wight Island, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre
XCF113459 Wight Island, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, pub

Background imageCartouche Collection: The Countie and Citie of Lyncolne, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John

The Countie and Citie of Lyncolne, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John
XCF113458 The Countie and Citie of Lyncolne, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, pub

Background imageCartouche Collection: Rutlandshire with Oukham and Stanford, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)

Rutlandshire with Oukham and Stanford, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)
XCF113456 Rutlandshire with Oukham and Stanford, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, pub

Background imageCartouche Collection: Giant limestone statues of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses, Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1836

Giant limestone statues of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses, Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1836. Artist: David Roberts
Giant limestone statues of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses, Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1836. The reign of the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II (ruled 1279-1213 BC)

Background imageCartouche Collection: antique, archival, brasil, brasilia, brazil, cartography, cartouche, colored, decorative

antique, archival, brasil, brasilia, brazil, cartography, cartouche, colored, decorative, distribution, districts, elegant, geography, historic, indigenous peoples, key, legend, location, map

Background imageCartouche Collection: Map of Eden and Mount Ararat, copperplate engraving, published 1774

Map of Eden and Mount Ararat, copperplate engraving, published 1774
A Map of the Situation of the Garden of Eden as also of Mount Ararat whereon the Ark rested. Copperplate engraving, published in 1774

Background imageCartouche Collection: Antique map of the Middle East by Halma

Antique map of the Middle East by Halma

Background imageCartouche Collection: APIAN: WORLD MAP, 1530. Heart-shaped map of the world, with small portraits of Amerigo Vespucci

APIAN: WORLD MAP, 1530. Heart-shaped map of the world, with small portraits of Amerigo Vespucci (upper left) and Ptolemy (upper right) by Peter Apian, 1530

Background imageCartouche Collection: ANTI-RUSSIAN MAP, 1904. A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia

ANTI-RUSSIAN MAP, 1904. A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia. Japanese propaganda handbill of 1904 portraying Russia as a grasping octopus

Background imageCartouche Collection: Cartouche on W. Mayos Map of Barbados, 1722, (1944). Creator: William Mayo

Cartouche on W. Mayos Map of Barbados, 1722, (1944). Creator: William Mayo
Cartouche on W. Mayos Map of Barbados, 1722, (1944). A New & Exact Map of the Island of Barbadoes in America. According to an Actual & Accurate Survey

Background imageCartouche Collection: Huntington, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre

Huntington, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre
XCF113473 Huntington, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, pub

Background imageCartouche Collection: Hantshire, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre

Hantshire, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre
XCF113466 Hantshire, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, pub

Background imageCartouche Collection: Giant limestone statues of Ramses II (Rameses - 1304-1237 BC) holding the crook and the flail

Giant limestone statues of Ramses II (Rameses - 1304-1237 BC) holding the crook and the flail, symbols of kingship, Temple of Ramses, Abu Simbel (Simbul)

Background imageCartouche Collection: The Pickwick Quadrille by Fred Revallin

The Pickwick Quadrille by Fred Revallin
Promotional music sheet for The Pickwick Quadrille, by Fred Revallin, taken from Pickwick by James Albery which was first performed at the Lyceum Theatre on 23rd October 1871 with Henry Irving as

Background imageCartouche Collection: Ornament with Romulus, Remus, and the Capotoline Wolf

Ornament with Romulus, Remus, and the Capotoline Wolf
illustration of a Ornament with Romulus, Remus, and the Capotoline Wolf

Background imageCartouche Collection: JEAN PARISOT DE LA VALETTE (1494-1568). French born Grand Master of the Knights of Malta

JEAN PARISOT DE LA VALETTE (1494-1568). French born Grand Master of the Knights of Malta. Copper engraving, French, early 18th century

Background imageCartouche Collection: Quintus Horatius Flaccus

Quintus Horatius Flaccus
QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS Roman writer known as Horace

Background imageCartouche Collection: New College, Oxford, from Oxonia Illustrata, published 1675 (engraving)

New College, Oxford, from Oxonia Illustrata, published 1675 (engraving)
NCO183651 New College, Oxford, from Oxonia Illustrata, published 1675 (engraving) by Loggan, David (1633/35-92); Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College

Background imageCartouche Collection: Map of Iceland (colour engraving)

Map of Iceland (colour engraving)
STC255317 Map of Iceland (colour engraving) by Blaeu, Willem (1571-1638); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageCartouche Collection: New and accurate map of the West Indies (colour litho)

New and accurate map of the West Indies (colour litho)
XCF274391 New and accurate map of the West Indies (colour litho) by American School; Private Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imageCartouche Collection: The Lady With A Lamp by Reginald Berkeley

The Lady With A Lamp by Reginald Berkeley
Promotional postcard for The Lady With A Lamp by Reginald Berkeley. First produced at the Arts Theatre, 5th May and the Garrick Theatre, 24th January 1929. Originally called Florence Nightingale

Background imageCartouche Collection: British Empire throughout the World (coloured engraving)

British Empire throughout the World (coloured engraving)
XCF275033 British Empire throughout the World (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageCartouche Collection: English physician and plant physiologist. Line engraving, 1701

English physician and plant physiologist. Line engraving, 1701
NEHEMIAH GREW (1641-1721). English physician and plant physiologist. Line engraving, 1701

Background imageCartouche Collection: LEOPOLD MOZART (1719-1787). German violinist, composer, and teacher; father of Wolfgang Amadeus

LEOPOLD MOZART (1719-1787). German violinist, composer, and teacher; father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Line engraving, 1756, by Jacob Andreas Fridrich

Background imageCartouche Collection: FORT NIAGARA, 1759. The French surrender of Fort Niagara, on the eastern shore of the Niagara River

FORT NIAGARA, 1759. The French surrender of Fort Niagara, on the eastern shore of the Niagara River, to British forces led by Sir William Johnson during the French and Indian War, 26 July 1759

Background imageCartouche Collection: SPANISH ARMADA, 1588. Two battles between the English Royal Navy and the Spanish Armada

SPANISH ARMADA, 1588. Two battles between the English Royal Navy and the Spanish Armada. Left: The Spanish galleon San Salvador is set on fire and captured by the English

Background imageCartouche Collection: THE HAGUE: MAP, c1650. Engraved map of the city of The Hague in the Netherlands, c1650

THE HAGUE: MAP, c1650. Engraved map of the city of The Hague in the Netherlands, c1650, showing canals, fields, gardens, plantations and windmills

Background imageCartouche Collection: Two Caryatid Figures Framing A Cartouche With Two Cupids (Deux Figures De Cariatides..., late 1770s)

Two Caryatid Figures Framing A Cartouche With Two Cupids (Deux Figures De Cariatides..., late 1770s)
Two Caryatid Figures Framing A Cartouche With Two Cupids (Deux Figures De Cariatides Encadrant Une Cartouche Surmontee De Deux Amours), late 1770s.

Background imageCartouche Collection: Archive 2584 Valuation of Estates and Tithes in the Parish of Worthen in the County of Salop by T

Archive 2584 Valuation of Estates and Tithes in the Parish of Worthen in the County of Salop by T
NCO98518 Archive 2584 Valuation of Estates and Tithes in the Parish of Worthen in the County of Salop by T. Slater, titlepage

Background imageCartouche Collection: The Course of the Danube from its Source to its Mouth, based on the most recent memoires of P

The Course of the Danube from its Source to its Mouth, based on the most recent memoires of P. Coroneli and S
NUL116588 The Course of the Danube from its Source to its Mouth, based on the most recent memoires of P. Coroneli and S. Sanson, Geographer to the King (colour litho) by French School

Background imageCartouche Collection: Vienna Waltzes for Piano, by Josef Strauss, published in Vienna by Carl Haslinger Q Tobias

Vienna Waltzes for Piano, by Josef Strauss, published in Vienna by Carl Haslinger Q Tobias, c.1862 (litho)
XAM75369 Vienna Waltzes for Piano, by Josef Strauss, published in Vienna by Carl Haslinger Q Tobias, c.1862 (litho); Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

Background imageCartouche Collection: Introductory Plate to Nikolaus Heideloff's Gallery of Fashion, Vol II, 1795 (print)

Introductory Plate to Nikolaus Heideloff's Gallery of Fashion, Vol II, 1795 (print)
MJC67219 Introductory Plate to Nikolaus Heideloff's Gallery of Fashion, Vol II, 1795 (print); Private Collection

Background imageCartouche Collection: Relief with Portrait and Cartouches of Nectanebo II, between c.360 and c.343 B.C.. Creator: Unknown

Relief with Portrait and Cartouches of Nectanebo II, between c.360 and c.343 B.C.. Creator: Unknown
Relief with Portrait and Cartouches of Nectanebo II, between c.360 and c.343 B.C

Background imageCartouche Collection: Limestone Fragment with Cartouche of Neferneferuaten Nefertiti, 1372-1355 BCE. Creator: Unknown

Limestone Fragment with Cartouche of Neferneferuaten Nefertiti, 1372-1355 BCE. Creator: Unknown
Limestone Fragment with Cartouche of Neferneferuaten Nefertiti, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Reign of Akhenaten, 1372-1355 BCE

Background imageCartouche Collection: Project for a Cartouche: An Allegory of Minerva, Fame, History and Faith Overcomin... c1727

Project for a Cartouche: An Allegory of Minerva, Fame, History and Faith Overcomin... c1727. Creator: Francois Boucher
Project for a Cartouche: An Allegory of Minerva, Fame, History and Faith Overcoming Ignorance and Time, c1727

Background imageCartouche Collection: Epitaph of IO. Fr. A Slingelant, 1647 or later. Creator: Anon

Epitaph of IO. Fr. A Slingelant, 1647 or later. Creator: Anon
Epitaph of IO. Fr. A Slingelant, 1647 or later. Winged cartouche with draperies and text Tecum Principum. At the bottom a coat of arms and an owl with a shield with a medusa head

Background imageCartouche Collection: Flower around a Cartouche with an Image of the Virgin. Creators: Daniel Seghers, Erasmus Quellinus

Flower around a Cartouche with an Image of the Virgin. Creators: Daniel Seghers, Erasmus Quellinus
Flower around a Cartouche with an Image of the Virgin, unknown date

Background imageCartouche Collection: Flowers Around a Cartouche with an Image of Putto. Creator: Unknown

Flowers Around a Cartouche with an Image of Putto. Creator: Unknown
Flowers Around a Cartouche with an Image of Putto, unknown date

Background imageCartouche Collection: Wall Relief (image 3 of 3), A.D. 750-850. Creator: Unknown

Wall Relief (image 3 of 3), A.D. 750-850. Creator: Unknown
Wall Relief (image 3 of 3), A.D. 750-850

Background imageCartouche Collection: Wall Relief (image 1 of 3), A.D. 750-850. Creator: Unknown

Wall Relief (image 1 of 3), A.D. 750-850. Creator: Unknown
Wall Relief (image 1 of 3), A.D. 750-850

Background imageCartouche Collection: Map of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, 1677-1679. Creator: Nicolaes Visscher

Map of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, 1677-1679. Creator: Nicolaes Visscher
Map of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, 1677-1679. At the bottom right, the Maas from Maastricht to Wessem. At the top left the title in a cartouche surrounded by putti

Background imageCartouche Collection: Cartoon of Goossen Schaffer, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon

Cartoon of Goossen Schaffer, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon
Cartoon of Goossen Schaffer, 1710-1720. Goossen Schaffer was a judge of Van Oldenbarnevelt; Squirrel biting into an apple. In wreath of flowers and leaves

Background imageCartouche Collection: Cartoon of Volkert Sloot, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon

Cartoon of Volkert Sloot, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon
Cartoon of Volkert Sloot, 1710-1720. Volkert Sloot was a judge of Van Oldenbarnevelt; Death with an hourglass and stick, sitting on a crocodile

Background imageCartouche Collection: Cartoon of Schutto Gockinga, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon

Cartoon of Schutto Gockinga, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon
Cartoon of Schutto Gockinga, 1710-1720. Schutto (Scato) Gockinga was a judge of Van Oldenbarnevelt; Griffin with yellow beak, garland of morning glories



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"Exploring the Rich History of Cartouches: From Ancient Jerusalem to Broadway's Harkness Theatre" Step into a world of intricate artistry and historical significance as we delve into the captivating realm of cartouches. These ornate decorative frames have adorned various maps, engravings, and artworks throughout history, adding an exquisite touch to their visual narratives. One such remarkable example is a copperplate engraving published in 1774, showcasing a map of ancient Jerusalem. The cartouche surrounding this map transports us back in time, with its intricate details and delicate craftsmanship capturing the essence of this revered city. Moving across continents, we encounter another stunning creation - a colorful engraving depicting Bermuda. Here, a vibrant cartouche breathes life into the map's borders, inviting us to explore the enchanting landscapes that make up this island paradise. But they are not limited to maps alone; they also grace theater walls with their artistic flair. In New York City's Harkness Theatre on Broadway and 62nd Street stands an awe-inspiring mural by Enrique Senis-Oliver. This masterpiece showcases dancers paying homage to Terpsichore, the goddess of dance. A majestic cartouche frames this scene like a window into the world of performing arts. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), renowned for his exceptional engravings, left his mark on several maps through his skillful incorporation of elaborate cartouches. The North and East Ridings of Yorkshire come alive under Hondius' hand as he adorns them with intricately designed frames that elevate these geographical depictions from mere information sources to works of art. Continuing our journey through England's rich tapestry lies Wight Island—a gem engraved by Jodocus Hondius himself—displayed within John Speeds Theatre collection. Its elegant cartouche adds an air of grandeur while guiding us through the island's contours and landmarks.