The British Library Collection of Images

Millions of images in Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. The images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitized by Microsoft who then gifted the scanned images to The British Library, allowing them to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a mix of subjects: Maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colorful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and many more.