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Angkor Wat, early 12th century

Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Early 12th century


St. Augustine of Hippo

Ecole Fontainebleau Allegorie

Detail. Ecole Fontainebleau, Allegorie de l'eau, late 16th c.

EM printers

"Print Workshop," circa 1580-1590, by Giovanni Stradano, engraved by Philop Galle.

French Manuscript

Annotated page from Essays of Montaigne

1320 World Map

World Map, c 1320

Rasa Mancha Temple-Bishnupur 1584

Rasa Mancha Temple-Bishnupur, 1584

Vermeer Earring

Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665

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