"Observatoire de Peking", Van Schley, J.
Subject: Astronomy - China
Period: 1760 (circa)
Color: Black & White
10 x 7 inches
25.4 x 17.8 cm
Fascinating copper engraving of the observatory in which there are very large instruments; an Equinoctial Sphere, a Celestial Globe, a Zodiacal Sphere, Azimuthal Horizona, Quadrant, and a Sextant. Copied from Du Halde's A Description of the Empire of China.
Bit of toning on paper edges, well away from image.