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The Mission of Old Book Art

To provide free illustrations, pictures, drawings, maps and other images, most of which we have scanned from antiquarian, public-domain books and other old documents. We have over 4,700 images in our gallery with more added regularly. Any image on this site or the gallery site may be downloaded for free. We will also screen and provide links to other high quality resources, including sites which offer larger versions of our images for a fee. Some of the links on this site are to sites that charge for images, and for some of those sites we may receive compensation as a referral fee, or a royalty if it is a larger image from this site for sale.


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Some Samples of What is Here



Books From Amazon
Curious Woodcuts of Fanciful and Real Beasts

Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

1300 Real and Fanciful Animals: From Seventeenth-Century Engravings

 The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright



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