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Choose from 212 pictures in our History collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Science Photo Library.


Featured History Print

Heart

Heart. Historical anatomical artwork of the human heart, seen from the front. Coronary blood vessels are seen on the surface of the heart, supplying this muscular organ with oxygen so it can pump blood around the body. Blood vessels with deoxygenated blood are blue, while those with oxygenated blood are red. The blood vessels across top are (from left): the vena cava (blue), the aortic arch (red), and the pulmonary artery (blue). The pulmonary vein (not clearly seen) is to the right and behind the pulmonary artery. Veins bring blood to the heart. Arteries carry blood away from the heart. The pulmonary blood vessels carry blood between the heart and lungs. Artwork from Atlas of Anatomy, by Bourgery and Jacob, published in France in 8 volumes from 1831 to 1854

© MEHAU KULYK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Featured History Print

1698 William Dampier Pirate Naturalist

1698 William Dampier, naturalist, explorer and buccaneer (August 1651 - March 1715). A posthumous 1787 Copperplate engraving by Charles Sherwin after the 1698 painting by T. Murray. On the engraving, Dampier holds his book "Dampiers Voyages" (A New Voyage Round the World" 1697). Dampier was famously described as "a pirate of exquisite mind" and became a fashionable friend of the Royal Society after his accounts of his explorations were published. As a sailor and Buccaneer he was the first man to go three times around the world - under the pirate Captains; Sharp, Swan, Davis and Cooke. He took careful notes of the natural history he saw, becoming the first man to describe many features of Australia, New Guinea and Galapagos. Darwin much later referred to him as "dear old Dampier" being so familiar with his naturalistic accounts

© This image is copyright Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com.

Featured History Print

Map of the world, 1590

16th century map of the world. Published around 1590, this map shows the known world, including the new lands being discovered by Europeans exploring across the Atlantic and far to the East around Africa. It forms part of a portolan atlas (a collection of navigational charts) by the cartographer Joan Oliva, who was active from 1580- 1615. A central compass rose lies at the meeting point of the Greenwich Meridian and the equator, and lines of longitude are seen radiating from the poles. Although the land shapes are distorted, and the map incorrectly shows southern Asia attached to North America (far left), maps like this were among the best available at the time

© LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY