An interesting new history blog is worthy of attention. Res Obscura, the work of a graduate student based in Austin Texas, is devoted to the visual culture of the 17th century.
On that subject, there’s a fascinating volume just published by Ashgate entitled Printed Images in Early Modern Britain. Edited by Birkbeck’s Prof Michael Hunter (who writes on the Royal Society in the forthcoming October edition of History Today), it complements Hunter’s great labour of love, the online digital library of British Printed Images to 1700 . With contributions from the likes of Margaret Aston, Justin Champion and Matthew Hunter, it represents early modern scholarship of the highest order.