Auction 160, Lot 692

"[Lot of 8] Kan Kang Hyen Pres de Kan Cheu Fu [and] Ceremonies de l'Hommage... [and] Tartares Taguris... [and] Tartares Orientaux... [and] Tartares de Naun Koton... [and] Tartares Usben... [and] Tartares Kohonor... [and] Femmes Tirees du P. du Halde", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Eastern & Central Asia

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 eight lovely scenes based on the travels of Johan Nieuhof, Dutch traveler and authority on China, and 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 sheet shows Nanjing on the Yangtze River. The second engraving is a striking scene in the court of the Emperor of China. The remaining six sheets focus on the dress of various Tatars throughout the region.

A. Kan Kang Hyen Pres de Kan Cheu Fu / Nan-Kang Hyen, by Kan-Chew Fu. uit Nieuhof.
B. Ceremonies de l'Hommage qu'on rend a l'Empereur de la Chine / Plegtigheid der Onderwerpinge die aan den Chineessen Monarch Afgelegt Word.
C. Tartares Taguris, Tires d'Ysbrand Ides / Tagurise-Tartars, uit Ysbrand Ides.
D. Tartares Orientaux. Tires de Nieuhof / Oost-Tartars. Uit Nieuhof.
E. Tartares de Naun Koton ou Tsitsikar. Tirees d'Isbrand Ides / Tartars van Naun-Koton of Tsitsikar.
F. Tartares Usbens / Usbekse Tartars.
G. Tartares Kohonor par Grueber / Tartars van Koko-Nor. Uit Grueber.
H. Femmes Tirees du P. du Halde / Vrouwen, uit Du Halde.


Condition: A

Fine impressions on watermarked paper with some marginal toning, well away from the images.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2016