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1768 Collection

In the year 1768, a significant event took place in Edinburgh, Scotland. James Craig unveiled his groundbreaking Map of New Town, showcasing the First Plan of New Town

Background image1768 Collection: 1768, James Craig Map of New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, First Plan of New Town, topography

1768, James Craig Map of New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, First Plan of New Town, topography
1768, James Craig Map of New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, First Plan of New Town

Background image1768 Collection: Diagram of the human brain and spinal column

Diagram of the human brain and spinal column
A diagram of the brain and spinal column, including the vertebrae

Background image1768 Collection: Tecumseh, Native American chief of the Shawnee tribe

Tecumseh, Native American chief of the Shawnee tribe
Tecumseh (Tecumtha, Tekamthi, 1768-1813), Native American Indian chief of the Shawnee tribe. He became the chief spokesman for the Indians of the Ohio Valley

Background image1768 Collection: Watts Steam Engine

Watts Steam Engine circa 1765

Background image1768 Collection: Centaur in Labyrinth

Centaur in Labyrinth
A centaur in a labyrinth

Background image1768 Collection: The Lady with the Veil, 1768, by Alexander Roslin

The Lady with the Veil, 1768, by Alexander Roslin
Alexander Roslin (1718-1793). Swedish painter. The Lady with the Veil, 1768. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background image1768 Collection: Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook
England: c. 1768 An engraving of Captain James Cook, British explorer

Background image1768 Collection: Edward Donovan

Edward Donovan
EDWARD DONOVAN Well-fed naturalist, reading a paper with the aid of spectacles. Date: 1768 - 1837

Background image1768 Collection: BESSIERES, Jean-Baptiste (1768-1813). Marshal of

BESSIERES, Jean-Baptiste (1768-1813). Marshal of the French Empire. Duke of Istria. He fought with Napoleon in the campaigns of Egypt, Spain and Russia

Background image1768 Collection: Chateaubriand in Parc

Chateaubriand in Parc
FRANCOIS RENE, vicomte CHATEAUBRIAND French writer depicted in the parc de Richemont, with scenes from some of his books. Date: 1768 - 1848

Background image1768 Collection: Hampton Court / Great Vine

Hampton Court / Great Vine
Hampton Court: the great vine, planted in 1768

Background image1768 Collection: Marquis of Anglesey

Marquis of Anglesey
HENRY WILLIAM PAGET, first marquis of ANGLESEY soldier, lost a leg at Waterloo, later lord- lieutenant of Ireland

Background image1768 Collection: Caro Brunswick / Players43

Caro Brunswick / Players43
Caroline of Brunswick Queen to George IV

Background image1768 Collection: Joseph Jerome Lefrancais de Lalande, French astronomer. 19th century

Joseph Jerome Lefrancais de Lalande, French astronomer. 19th century (obverse of a commemorative medal)
540991 Joseph Jerome Lefrancais de Lalande, French astronomer. 19th century (obverse of a commemorative medal); (add.info)

Background image1768 Collection: Self-portrait with Gottlieb Christian Füger, artists brother, 1768. Creator: Füger

Self-portrait with Gottlieb Christian Füger, artists brother, 1768. Creator: Füger
Self-portrait with Gottlieb Christian Fuger, artists brother, 1768. Found in the Collection of Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Background image1768 Collection: 1768 Jeffreys Wall Map Of India And Ceylon Topography

1768 Jeffreys Wall Map Of India And Ceylon Topography
1768, Jeffreys Wall Map of India and Ceylon

Background image1768 Collection: 1768 Vaugondy Map Of California And Alaska Topography

1768 Vaugondy Map Of California And Alaska Topography
1768, Vaugondy Map of California and Alaska

Background image1768 Collection: 1768 James Craig Map Of New Town Edinburgh Scotland

1768 James Craig Map Of New Town Edinburgh Scotland
1768, James Craig Map of New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, First Plan of New Town

Background image1768 Collection: 1768 Holland Jeffreys Map Of New York And New Jersey

1768 Holland Jeffreys Map Of New York And New Jersey
1768, Holland, Jeffreys Map of New York and New Jersey, First Edition

Background image1768 Collection: Amaryllis. From the Gardeners Dictionary, 1768. Creator: Miller, Philip (1691-1771)

Amaryllis. From the Gardeners Dictionary, 1768. Creator: Miller, Philip (1691-1771)
Amaryllis. From the Gardeners Dictionary, 1768. Private Collection

Background image1768 Collection: The Repentant Mary Magdalene, 1768

The Repentant Mary Magdalene, 1768. Found in the Collection of Monaste re royal de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse

Background image1768 Collection: Miniature Painting of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, Jaipur

Miniature Painting of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, Jaipur
3610096 Miniature Painting of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, Jaipur by Indian School; Private Collection; Dinodia

Background image1768 Collection: Edmund Law, Bishop of Carlisle

Edmund Law, Bishop of Carlisle
A portrait painting of Edmund Law, a priest in the Church of England, who ultimately became bishop of Carlisle from 1768, to his death in 1787

Background image1768 Collection: STERNE'S GRAVESTONE

STERNE'S GRAVESTONE
The gravestones of Laurence Sterne, the author of Tristram Shandy (1760), behind the Chapel of Ascension, close to Marble Arch, London, England. Date: 1713 - 1768

Background image1768 Collection: QUEEN CAROLINE DIES

QUEEN CAROLINE DIES
CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK on her deathbed. Date: 1768 - 1821

Background image1768 Collection: Yorick discusses France with the Count at Versailles. Date: First published: 1768

Yorick discusses France with the Count at Versailles. Date: First published: 1768

Background image1768 Collection: Boston Advertisements for goods subjected to import duties and trade restrictions

Boston Advertisements for goods subjected to import duties and trade restrictions
1555026 Boston Advertisements for goods subjected to import duties and trade restrictions, from the Boston Gazette and Country Journal, 7 November 1768 (litho) by American School

Background image1768 Collection: Wilkes Riots (engraving)

Wilkes Riots (engraving)
2786951 Wilkes Riots (engraving) by Browne, Hablot Knight (Phiz) (1815-92) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Wilkes Riots)

Background image1768 Collection: Lansdowne House

Lansdowne House
A view of Lansdowne House to the south of Berkeley Square, London was designed by Robert Adam as a house for John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute but in 1763 he sold it (one year into its building)

Background image1768 Collection: Francis I, Emperor of Austria, 1768-1835

Francis I, Emperor of Austria, 1768-1835, in the robes of Grand Master of the Austrian Imperial Order of the Iron Crown. S. M. Francesco I in Abito di Gran Maestro della Corona di Ferro

Background image1768 Collection: The Prince of Saxe-Gotha with His Tutor, Baron d Hel

The Prince of Saxe-Gotha with His Tutor, Baron d Hel
659247 The Prince of Saxe-Gotha with His Tutor, Baron d Hel...on a Terrace, 1768 (black lead, red chalk, watercolour heightened with white) by Carmontelle

Background image1768 Collection: A Kamtchadal or Kamchadal in his full dress

A Kamtchadal or Kamchadal in his full dress
A Kamtchadal or Kamchadal, ethnic man from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, in his full dress. 1768

Background image1768 Collection: Portrait of Stadholder William V, 1768-69 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Stadholder William V, 1768-69 (oil on canvas)
6041470 Portrait of Stadholder William V, 1768-69 (oil on canvas) by Ziesenis, Johann Georg (1716-76); 141x101 cm; Mauritshuis, The Hague

Background image1768 Collection: 'A rescue, or, the Tars Triumphant, 'showing peace officers in 1768 (engraving)

"A rescue, or, the Tars Triumphant, "showing peace officers in 1768 (engraving)
3635117 " A rescue, or, the Tars Triumphant, " showing peace officers in 1768 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: " A rescue, or)

Background image1768 Collection: Kingston-upon-Hull in 1768 (engraving)

Kingston-upon-Hull in 1768 (engraving)
1060610 Kingston-upon-Hull in 1768 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kingston-upon-Hull in 1768)

Background image1768 Collection: Colonel Morrison Possibly in the Uniform of the Royal Engineers, a Fortified Town Behind

Colonel Morrison Possibly in the Uniform of the Royal Engineers, a Fortified Town Behind
659251 Colonel Morrison Possibly in the Uniform of the Royal Engineers, a Fortified Town Behind, 1768 (black lead, red chalk, watercolour) by Carmontelle

Background image1768 Collection: Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days (engraving)

Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days (engraving)
1041283 Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background image1768 Collection: Portrait of Miss Emilia Vansittart, half length, wearing a Pink

Portrait of Miss Emilia Vansittart, half length, wearing a Pink
824265 Portrait of Miss Emilia Vansittart, half length, wearing a Pink and White Dress holding a Dog, c.1767-68 (oil on canvas) by Reynolds

Background image1768 Collection: Portrait of Charles Howard (1720-1786), seated in a Brown Suit Trimmed with Gold Braid

Portrait of Charles Howard (1720-1786), seated in a Brown Suit Trimmed with Gold Braid
824251 Portrait of Charles Howard (1720-1786), seated in a Brown Suit Trimmed with Gold Braid, 1768 (oil on canvas) by Cotes

Background image1768 Collection: Marriage a la Mode (Plate II), 1768 (engraving)

Marriage a la Mode (Plate II), 1768 (engraving)
985920 Marriage a la Mode (Plate II), 1768 (engraving) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); 45.6x28.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Marriage a la Mode (Plate II). From Les Satyres (French title)



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In the year 1768, a significant event took place in Edinburgh, Scotland. James Craig unveiled his groundbreaking Map of New Town, showcasing the First Plan of New Town. This meticulously detailed map not only captured the topography of the area but also laid the foundation for future urban development. Meanwhile, in another realm entirely, a diagram depicting the intricate workings of the human brain and spinal column was created. This illustration shed light on our understanding of neuroscience and paved the way for further exploration into this fascinating field. On a different continent altogether, Tecumseh emerged as a prominent figure among Native American tribes. As chief of the Shawnee tribe, he played an instrumental role in uniting various indigenous nations against European colonization. Amidst these historical events, an enchanting image comes to mind - that of a centaur navigating through a labyrinth. Symbolic and mysterious, it represents both man's struggle with life's complexities and our innate ability to find our way through even the most challenging situations. In 1768, midwifery was also thriving as an essential profession. Skilled practitioners provided crucial care during childbirth while advancing knowledge in maternal health practices. Technological advancements were not far behind either; this year witnessed notable progress with Watts Steam Engine – an invention that revolutionized industry by harnessing steam power for mechanical work. Artistic endeavors flourished too; Alexander Roslin's masterpiece "The Lady with Veil" captivated audiences with its exquisite portrayal of beauty and mystery. The painting encapsulated society's fascination with elegance and allure during this era. Edward Donovan made his mark on natural history by documenting various species through intricate illustrations. His dedication to capturing nature's wonders contributed significantly to scientific knowledge at that time. Jean-Baptiste BESSIERES left his indelible mark as Marshal during Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign from 1804-1814 despite being born just before this period began in 1768. His military prowess and loyalty earned him a place in history.