Auction 114, Lot 598

"[Lot of 6 - Chinese Cities]", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: China

Period: 1665 (circa)

Publication: L' Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale

Color: Black & White

12.3 x 7 inches
31.2 x 17.8 cm

Lot of six finely engraved city views from this important early account of China. 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 seventeenth century. Includes Kinnungam, Porcelaine Tooren, Hukoen (Hukeu), Pagode de dedans van binnen, Ufu, and Vannungam.


Condition: A

Sharp impressions with wide original margins. Some light soil and scattered spots in margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/1/2006