Auction 104, Lot 640

"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.


Condition: A

Bit of toning on paper edges, well away from image.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/10/2003