"[Lot of 10 - Views and Wildlife of China]", Didot, Firmin
Period: 1748 (published)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages...
Color: Black & White
This lot consists of six early views of China depicting several important towns and sites and four plates depicting various wildlife including fish, birds, reptiles and mammals. All were published in the fifth volume of Histoire Generale des Voyages with the exception of the reptile plate, which was published in the fourth volume (Africa).
A. Vue de la Grande Muraille, du Cote par Lequel l'Ambassadeur Entra a la Chine, (10.3 x 7.0").
B. Procession d'Une Nouvelle Mariee qui se Rend Chez son Mari, (11.3 x 7.8").
C. Vue d'Une Rue de Nanking, (5.6 x 7.6").
D. Temple de Kon Jan Siam, (5.4 x 7.5").
E. Montagnes et Detroits de Sang Wan Hab, (5.4 x 7.6").
F. Festin dans la Salle d'Audience, (5.6 x 7.7").
G. [Untitled - Marine Wildlife], (5.5 x 7.6").
H. 1. Mouton du Cap. 2. Ane Sauvage. 3. Zebra du Cap..., (5.6 x 7.6").
I. Reptiles et Oiseaux, (5.4 x 7.6").
J. Petit Lezard du Cap Tire de Tachard [on sheet with] Grand Lezard du Cap Tire de Tachard,
Nice dark impressions with light toning along sheet edges and a few minor spots.