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Auction 153, Lot 663


"[Lot of 7] Vue de Nanking... [and] Funerailles Chinoises... [and] Pont Volant... [and] Audience de Conge... [and] Ville de Tong Cheu [on sheet with] Pellerinage pour Obtenir... [and] L'Ambassadeur Conduit a l'Audience [and] Rochers Dechiquetes...", Didot, Firmin

Subject: China, Prints

Period: 1748 (published)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages...

Color: Black & White

See Description

This lot contains seven early views of China based in part on the observations of Nieuhoff, Duhalde and Kirker. These plates demonstrate the daily life and customs of the Chinese as well as depicting several important towns and sties. Published in the fifth volume of Histoire Generale des Voyages.

A. Vue de Nanking Tiree de Nieuhof (10.4 x 7.0").
B. Funerailles Chinoises Tirees de Duhalde (11.1 x 7.6").
C. Pont Volant, Tire de Kirker (11.3 x 7.6").
D. Audience de Conge Tiree d'Isbrand Ides (5.6 x 7.6").
E. Ville de Tong Cheu [on sheet with] Pellerinage pour Obtenir Une Annee Fertile (5.6 x 7.8").
F. L'Ambassadeur Conduit a l'Audience (5.6 x 7.7").
G. Rochers Dechiquetes Tires de Nieuhof (5.4 x 7.6").


Condition: A

Light toning along the sheet edges and a few minor spots.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 5/20/2015