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In EEBO the illustration search will help you find documents that contain one or more of the 14 different illustration types listed below (note that in the case of the Periodicals Search, not all of these illustration types may be available). You can then preview the illustrations and navigate easily between each illustration within a document. Illustrations are not individually indexed. A search for keyword: Queen Elizabeth and illustration type: portrait will retrieve documents containing portraits in which "Queen Elizabeth" appears in the record or full text; it will not retrieve portraits of Queen Elizabeth only.

Available types include:

CHART - An opaque sheet that displays information in a graphic or tabular form.
COAT OF ARMS - A symbolic emblem of heraldic bearings; usually consists of a crest and motto.
FORMS - Material that have blank spaces to be filled in by hand. Often pertaining to legal or church issues.
GENEALOGICAL TABLES - A graphic depiction of the line of descent of a family. (For example: A family tree.)
ILLUSTRATIONS - Any graphic representation not specifically listed in other descriptions.
MAP - A representation, normally to scale and on a flat medium, of a selection of material or abstract features on, or in relation to, the earth's surface or the surface of any other celestial body.
MUSIC - Musical notations (i.e. staff, clef sign, notes, etc.)
PLAN - A drawing showing relative positions on a horizontal plane (e.g. relative positions of parts of a building; a landscape design; a graphic representation of a military manoeuvre; etc.)
PRINTER'S MARK - COLOPHON - decorative device or insignia identifying the printer found at the end of the work.
PRINTER'S MARK - TITLE PAGE - decorative device or insignia identifying the printer found on the title page.
PORTRAIT - A picture of a person or group of persons.
TITLE PAGE BORDERS - decorative elements (frequently repeated) that enclose title page information. PLATES - Items inserted into the regular numbering and signatures of the book--they are either unnumbered entirely or have a separate numbering of their own. Plates are single-sided and sometimes fold-outs, and the other side of the page is often blank.
SYMBOLS - i.e. scientific and mathematical formulae, astrological symbols.

Customers who are joint subscribers to ECCO and EEBO should note that ECCO records contain only the following illustration types:


From the Illustrations page you have access to the following features:

  • View document as - You can select to view the Full Record of this item, the scanned page images, the full text, or thumbnails of all the pages in the document.
  • Only show the following illustration types - You can select different types of illustrations (where available) within the document by using this list and clicking 'Go'.
  • View as text links/view as thumbnails - You can alter the view of the illustrations list (either text links or as thumbnail images) by selecting the radio button and clicking 'Go'.
  • Record Details - The record's author, title and publication date are shown at the top of the screen.
  • Illustrations list - The list of illustrations are displayed as follows: image number, illustration type (hyperlinked, to the Document Images page).
  • Read the EEBO Introduction for this work - if an EEBO Introduction is available for the work in question, you will be able to view it from the Illustrations page by clicking this link.

If you are also subscribed to Literature Online, you can access Author pages from Literature Online where these are available for authors in EEBO. Simply click the 'Author page in Literature Online' link on the Illustrations page- the Literature Online Author page for that author will open in a new window, with EEBO remaining open in the original window.