Auction 122, Lot 742

"Chinensium Mores, Consuetudines et Vivendi Rationes", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: China

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.3 x 9.3 inches
18.5 x 23.6 cm

Interesting and original view drawn by Johann Degler, presents an allegory of Chinese culture. Interesting Latin notes relate to Chinese ceremonies, burial habits, and a pair of fat Buddhas are labeled Idola. The background features ornate Chinese architecture and ship design. The cartouche is suspended above on a banner supported by putti. Engraved by Joseph a Montalegre.

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Condition: A

A superb impression.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/5/2007

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