Auction 151, Lot 630

"[Lot of 6] 'T Kasteel van Putala [and] Beeldendienst in Tibet [and] De Groote Lama en de Koning van Tangut... [and] Gemeen Gewaad in Tibet, en de Moordjonge [and] Vrouwen van Lassa, in Noord-Tartarye [and] Heeren van 't Hof, te Lassa", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Tibet

Period: 1749 (circa)

Publication: Histoire des Voyages Vol. IX

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 7.4 inches
13.5 x 18.8 cm

This lot features six lovely scenes based on the travels of Johann Grueber, the Jesuit missionary, astronomer, and explorer who ventured overland from Peking to the Indian state of Goa through Nepal and Tibet. The first engraving shows the Potala Palace, the home to the Dalai Lama until 1959. In the second engraving, two Buddhists kneel before idols in a temple. The remainder of the views focus on the unique dress of various Tibetans, including the Dalai Lama himself, a child soldier, women, and lords. Each engraving includes an alternative title in French. Size varies slightly.


Condition: A+

Excellent impressions on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/19/2014