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Auction 128, Lot 824

"[Lot of 7 - Chinese Cities]", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: China

Period: 1665 (circa)

Publication: L'Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale

Color: Black & White

12 x 7 inches
30.5 x 17.8 cm
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Lot of seven finely engraved city views from this important early account of China. 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 seventeenth century. This lot includes Xantsui, Kajutsiu, Kancheu, Kryghs-Ordre in het Marseren - L'Ordre de la Cavallerie en Marchant (a military procession), Hoaigan, Nanking, and Jamcefu. Image sizes vary somewhat, on sheets measuring 16 x 14".


Condition: B+

Some damp stains and spots, mostly in margins. Remnants of linen hinges on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/20/2009