Auction 112, Lot 635

"[Lot of 2] Peking [and] Festin des Vice-Rois pres des murs de Kanton", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: China

Period: 1665 (circa)

Publication: L' Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale

Color: Black & White

See Description

Nieuhoff was the official chronicler & draughtsman for the first embassy to China by the Dutch East India Company (VOC), then at the height of its power. His record of the trip, became the most important source of information about China for Europe in the 17th century. First (12.6 x 8.2") is a lovely view of the main road leading to the city. Second (11.5 x 7.4") shows the embassy being received at Canton.


Condition: B

Couple of tiny paper flaws, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/28/2005