Auction 117, Lot 764

"The City of Peking from a Survey by Captn. Bouvier, of the French Engineers, 1862", Weller, Edward

Subject: China

Period: 1866 (dated)

Publication: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society

Color: Hand Color

10 x 11.8 inches
25.4 x 30 cm

This plan of the great Chinese city was made during the period following the Opium Wars. At the heart of the city is the Imperial Palace and Imperial City (Forbidden City), surrounded by the Tartar City, which includes the foreign enclaves. To the south is the Chinese City with the temples Tien-tan (Altar of Heaven) and Sheng-neng-tan (Altar to the inventor of Agriculture). The city walls and gates are well depicted.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed with folds reinforced with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/6/2006