Auction 108, Lot 642

"Observatoire de Peking tire du Pere le Comte", Tardieu

Subject: Astronomy - China

Period: 1755 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5.5 x 4.8 inches
14 x 12.2 cm

Fascinating little engraving of the observatory in which there are very large instruments; an Equinoctial Sphere, a Celestial Globe, a Zodiacal Sphere, Azimuthal Horizon, Quadrant, and a Sextant. Copied and reduced from Du Halde's A Description of the Empire of China.


Condition: B

Small spot at center.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $30

Closed on 9/29/2004