"[Lot of 3] Kiangsi [with] Tongsiou [and] Siampu [on sheet with] Neynemiao", Nieuhoff, Johann
Period: 1669 (circa)
Color: Black & White
6.4 x 4 inches
16.3 x 10.2 cm
Three finely engraved views of Chinese cities. These views are from the first description of the Chinese Empire and one of the few non-Jesuit sources on China of this period. Nieuhoff was the official chronicler and 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. Each engraving is on a separate sheet (8 x 10") with German text, except the last which has engraving on each side.
Toned with chipped paper edges chipped, and a into Neynemiao/Siampu at top.