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[Amoy, from Ko-long-soo.]
[Amoy, from Ko-long-soo.]
[Drawn by Thomas Allom.]
[Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris. n.d., c.1843.]
Proof engraving on india, very large margins, uncut. 210 x 280mm, 8 x 11". Some foxing.
A view of Amoy (now Xiamen), looking down on the port, from Thomas Allon's 'China Illustrated'.
[Ref: 26726]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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This View of the Capture of Amoy on the Coast of China, on the 26th August, 1841;
This View of the Capture of Amoy on the Coast of China, on the 26th August, 1841; by Her Majesty's Combined Forces, under Vice Admiral Sir William Parker, K.C.B. and Lieut. General Sir Hugh Gough, K.C.B. Is with permission humbly dedicated to his Royal Majesty Prince Albert, &c. &c. by His Royal Highnesses most faithfull & devoted Servant, R.B. Crawford, Lieut. R.N.
Lieut. R.B. Crawford, Del.t. H. Papprill, Sculp.t.
London, Published Sept.r 1st 1842, by Ackermann & Co., 96 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in black and blue, hand finished. 360 x 540mm (14 x 25"). Repaired tears, edges rubbed.
Plate 2 (of 4) of a series illustrating the British capture of Amoy during the First Opium War. Here the British fleet is bombarding the forces defending the approaches to the city prior to the landing of the troops that silenced the Chinese artillery. The following day the British marched into the city.
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A Sketch of the Pey-Ho or White River, and of the Road from Pekin to Geho taken in 1793.
A Sketch of the Pey-Ho or White River, and of the Road from Pekin to Geho taken in 1793.
By H.W. Parish Royal Artillery. Engraved by B. Baker Islington.
Published April the 12th, 1796 by George Nicol.
Engraved map. Sheet 560 x 420mm (22 x 16½").
A detailed map of the Hai River from the coast to Beijing and down the Imperial Road to Chengde (Jehol) to see the Emperor. The route was mapped by members of the George Macartney mission to China, the first British embassy to that country, 1792–94. The chart was published in Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China'. See item ref: 37515, 'Narrative of the British Embassy to China In the Years 1792, 1793 and 1794' for a detailed account of Æneas Anderson's voyage to China in the service of Lord Macartney, including a list of the retinue of Lord Macartney and a Glossary of Chinese words.
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View of the Bocca Tigris from under the 2nd. Bar Pagoda.
View of the Bocca Tigris from under the 2nd. Bar Pagoda.
I. Wathen del.t. I. Clark direx.t.
London Pub. by Black, Parry & Co, and Nichols & Co, 1814.
Hand coloured aquatint, sheet 210 x 265mm. 8¼ x 10½".
European and Chinese shipping in the Bocca Tigris (Bogue, Humen), a narrow strait in the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong, China, where the Pearl River discharges into the South China Sea. The strait is formed by the islands of Chuenpee and Anunghoy on the eastern side and Tycocktow on the western side. From James Wathen's 'Journal of a voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China, returning by the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena' 1814.
Abbey Travel 517, 22.
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Vue de l'entree du Bocca Tigris, Conduisant a Canton.
Vue de l'entree du Bocca Tigris, Conduisant a Canton.
[Anon, 1794]
Engraving, very scarce; 215 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Trimmed on platemark, top edge.
The Bocca Tigris, a narrow strait in the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong, China, where the Pearl River discharges into the South China Sea. The strait is formed by the islands of Chuenpee and Anunghoy on the eastern side and Tycocktow on the western side. The city of Guangzhou (formerly Canton) is upstream. Showing vessels including a Chinese warship, identified by a key below the image. From the first French edition of "Collection de Cartes Geographiques, Vues, Marines, Plans et Portraits, relatifs aux Voyages du Capitaine J. Meares".
Not in Chater.
[Ref: 33195]   £420.00  
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[Canton.] China Street, with part of the European Factories, Canton.
[Canton.] China Street, with part of the European Factories, Canton.
I. Wathen del.t. I. Clark direx.t.
London, Published by Black, Parry & C.o. and Nichols & C.o. 1814.
Handcoloured aquatint. Sheet: 270 x 210mm, (10½ x 8¼"). Trimmed.
A view of the factory district in Canton. Canton was a huge trading port in China and was the only Chinese port from which Europeans were allowed to trade, all European factories were confined to one area of the city, this area became known as Thirteen Factories. A view from James Wathen's (1751-1828) 'Journal of a Voyage to India and China' (London, 1814, 2vols.)
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Fort de Canton, Chine.
Fort de Canton, Chine.
Dessiné par Fisquet. Lith par Sabatier _ Fig par Bayot. Imp. de Lemercier, Bernard et C.e.
Arthus- Bertrand Editeur. London Akermann [sic] et Co. 96 Strand. [n.d, 1840-66.]
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 230 x 325mm.
From August Nicolas Vaillant's 'Voyage autour du Monde executé pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la Corvette la Bonite', published 1841-1866. He visited South America, Hawaii, China, the Philippines, and Calcutta, trying to build trade relations.
[Ref: 6951]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Fort de L'Entrée de la Typa.
Fort de L'Entrée de la Typa.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc.
de Sainson Edit. Finct imp. [n.d., c.1830.]
Aquatint, printed on india paper. Plate: 290 x 385mm (11½ x 15¼"), with large margins. Foxing. Stain in left margin.
A view of a fort at the entrance of the Typa River near Canton. After a drawing by Barthelmey Lauvergne who travelled on the corvette La Favorite commanded by Captain Cyrille Pierre Theodore Laplace (1793-1875) who circumnavigated the world between 1829-1832. A plate from the series 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite'.
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[Cap-Vendor's Shop, Canton.]
[Cap-Vendor's Shop, Canton.]
[Drawn by Thomas Allom.]
[Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris. n.d., c.1843.]
Proof engraving on india, very large margins, uncut. 210 x 280mm, 8 x 11". Some foxing.
From Thomas Allon's 'China Illustrated'.
[Ref: 26725]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Factoreries a Canton.
Factoreries a Canton.
de Sainson del d'apres Paris. Himely sc.
De Sainson Edit. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Aquatint on india paper with very large margins, 285 x 375mm. 11¼ x 14¾".
View at trading port of Guangzhou (Canton) on the Pearl River, Guangdong province, China, to the northwest of Hong Kong. From 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols).
See BNF FRBNF33995730. See BM Anthropology Library KU4 [LAP-] V.1-5.
[Ref: 27827]   £550.00  
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Une Rue de Canton.
Une Rue de Canton.
Pâris del. Himely sc.
de Sainson Edit. Finct imp. [n.d., c.1830.]
Aquatint, printed on india paper. Plate: 290 x 385mm (11½ x 15¼"), with large margins. Foxing. Stain in left margin.
A view of a street in Canton, now known as Guangzou, showing shops, broadsides posted on the walls and figures going about their daily business. After a drawing by Barthelmey Lauvergne who travelled on the corvette La Favorite commanded by Captain Cyrille Pierre Theodore Laplace (1793-1875) who circumnavigated the world between 1829-1832. A plate from the series 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite'.
[Ref: 46787]   £320.00  
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The Foreigners Quarter at Canton.
The Foreigners Quarter at Canton. From an Original Picture Painted in China belonging to John Duncan Esq.
Barlow fc.
Published by Dr. J. Trusler Sept 1st. 1789.
Engraving. 195mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). Trimmed to platemark.
View of European-style houses, flying European flags including the Union Jack, lining the bank of a river filled with Chinese boats.
[Ref: 32046]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Une Rue de Canton.
Une Rue de Canton.
Paris sc. Himely sc.
de Sainson Edit / Finot Imp. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Aquatint on india paper, platemark 285 x 380mm. 11¼ x 15". Tear (to backing sheet but not india) upper right
Canton (now Guangzhou) in the Guangdong province of China. A rare western example of a precise Chinese street scene showing a range of activities and trades. From 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols).
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Canton.
Canton. Homme de la haute classe. Femme de la haute classe.
de Sainson del. Himely sc.
de Sainson Edit. Finct imp. [n.d., c.1830.]
Aquatint, printed on india paper. Plate: 290 x 385mm (11½ x 15¼"), with large margins. Foxing; stain in left margin.
A pair of portraits, one showing the dress of an upper class man and the second of an upper class woman. After a drawing by Barthelmey Lauvergne who travelled on the corvette La Favorite commanded by Captain Cyrille Pierre Theodore Laplace (1793-1875) who circumnavigated the world between 1829-1832. A plate from the series 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite'.
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Factoreries à Canton.
Factoreries à Canton.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc.
de Sainson Edit. Finct imp. [n.d., c.1830.]
Aquatint, printed on india paper. Plate: 290 x 385mm (11½ x 15¼"), with large margins. Foxing. Staining in left margin.
A view of some of the factories in Canton, foreign mechants were restricted by various Chinese laws confining them to the area known as the Thirteen Factories in the port of Guangzou. After a drawing by Barthelmey Lauvergne who travelled on the corvette La Favorite commanded by Captain Cyrille Pierre Theodore Laplace (1793-1875) who circumnavigated the world between 1829-1832. A plate from the series 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite'.
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Canton.
Canton.
R.E. del et lith. Hullmandel & Watson, Imp
London: Hurst & Blackett Great Marlborough Street [c.1854]
Colour lithograph, printed area 130 x 180mm (5 x 7"), with large margins.
A view the Chinese town of Guangzhou on the Pearl River. From: Robert Elwes Sketches Tour Around The World.
Abbey: 9
[Ref: 46899]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Canton
Canton
R.E. del et lith. / Hullmandel & Watson, Imp
London: Hurst & Blackett Great Marlborough Street [c.1854]
Tinted lithograph, printed area 135 x 190mm (5 x 7½"). Large margins.
Busy view showing the commercial significance of the port city of Guangzhou (formerly Canton) in the Guangdong province of China. In the early 19th century it was the centre of overseas trade with China.
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[Canton River.] Anson's Bay, from within the Bocca Tigris.
[Canton River.] Anson's Bay, from within the Bocca Tigris.
I. Wathen del.t. I. Clark direx.t.
London, Published by Black, Parry & C.o. and Nichols & C.o. 1814.
Handcoloured aquatint. Sheet: 270 x 210mm, (10½ x 8¼"). Trimmed to platemark.
A view of the Canton River. From James Wathen's (1751-1828) 'Journal of a Voyage to India and China' (London, 1814, 2vols.)
[Ref: 40190]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Canton River.] View looking up the Tigris, to the 2.nd. Bar Pagoda.
[Canton River.] View looking up the Tigris, to the 2.nd. Bar Pagoda.
I. Wathen del.t. I. Clark direx.t.
London, Published by Black, Parry & C.o. and Nichols & C.o. 1814.
Handcoloured aquatint. Sheet: 270 x 210mm, (10½ x 8¼"). Trimmed.
A view of the Canton River at Humen, called the 'Bocca Tigris' by the Portugese. From James Wathen's (1751-1828) 'Journal of a Voyage to India and China' (London, 1814, 2vols.)
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[Canton.] Banqueting Room at a Mandarin's House near Canton.
[Canton.] Banqueting Room at a Mandarin's House near Canton.
I. Wathen del.t. I. Clark direx.t.
London, Published by Black, Parry & C.o. and Nichols & C.o. 1814.
Handcoloured aquatint. Sheet: 270 x 210mm, (10½ x 8¼"). Trimmed to platemark.
A scene in which the house of a Chinese official or minister is depicted, several figures can be seen in a carefully tended garden while a meeting takes place at a table under a large canopy on the far side of the lawn. A view from James Wathen's (1751-1828) 'Journal of a Voyage to India and China' (London, 1814, 2vols.)
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The Countries Between the Caucasus and Euphrates.
The Countries Between the Caucasus and Euphrates.
London Published Jan.y 2, 1828 by A. Arrowsmith Hydrographer to His Majesty No. 10 Soho Square.
Engraved map with original outline colour, with small margins. 315 x 255mm, 12½ x 10". Slight time staining.
A map of eastern Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, northern Iraq and western Persia, published by Aaron Arrowsmith Jnr.
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The pleasant River of Kiang in China where Summer Houses on each side adorn the Rocks.
The pleasant River of Kiang in China where Summer Houses on each side adorn the Rocks.
Heckel Delin. J. Couse Sculp.
London Printed for C. Dicey and Co. in Aldermary Church Yard. [n.d., c.1755.]
Engraving, 190 x 280mm. 7½ x 11". Slightly soiled and stained.
A view on the Yangtze River, China. From a set of foreign views, probably reduced copies of earlier engravings, published by Cluer Dicey (c.1713 - 1775). Numbered '5' upper right.
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China.
China.
Tyrer sc.
London Published Oct. 1821 by J.Souter, St Pauls Ch. Yard.
Engraved map with original hand colour. 250 x 205mm, 10 x 8".
Map from Clark's New School Maps.
[Ref: 13240]   £65.00  
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Village Chinois.
Village Chinois.
Pâris del. Himely sc.
de Sainson Edit. Finct imp. [n.d., c.1830.]
Aquatint, printed on india paper. Plate: 290 x 385mm (11½ x 15¼"), with large margins. Foxing; stain in left margin..
A view of a Chinese village, showing boats on the river and houses built on its banks. After a drawing by Barthelmey Lauvergne who travelled on the corvette La Favorite commanded by Captain Cyrille Pierre Theodore Laplace (1793-1875) who circumnavigated the world between 1829-1832. A plate from the series 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite'.
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Sketch of A Journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo To Quang-Tchoo-Foo or Canton in China. by J. Barrow.
Sketch of A Journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo To Quang-Tchoo-Foo or Canton in China. by J. Barrow.
Engraved by B. Baker Islington.
Published April the 12th, 1796 by George Nicol.
Engraved map. 670 x 500mm (26¼ x 19¾"). Staining top & bottom.
The second part of the route across China taken by the George Macartney mission after meeting the Emperor. Starting in Hangzhou on the Yangtze River delta they passed Nankin on route to Canton, where they met the ships that were to take them home. It was published in Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', the first British embassy to China. See item ref: 37515, 'Narrative of the British Embassy to China In the Years 1792, 1793 and 1794' for a detailed account of Æneas Anderson's voyage to China in the service of Lord Macartney, including a list of the retinue of Lord Macartney and a Glossary of Chinese words.
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A Chart on Mercator's Projection, containing the Track and Soundings of the Lion, the Hindostan and Tenders, from Turon-Bay in Cochin-China
A Chart on Mercator's Projection, containing the Track and Soundings of the Lion, the Hindostan and Tenders, from Turon-Bay in Cochin-China to the mouth of Pei-Ho River in the Gulf of P-Tche-Lee or Pekin by J. Barrow.
Engraved by B. Baker Islington.
Published April 12, 1796 by George Nicol.
Engraved map. 740 x 520mm (29 x 20½"). Staining.
A map of the coast between Da Nang in Vietnam and Beijing in China illustrating the route taken by the George Macartney mission to China, the first British embassy to that country, 1792–94. It was published in Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China'. Shows site of Hong Kong. See item ref: 37515, 'Narrative of the British Embassy to China In the Years 1792, 1793 and 1794' for a detailed account of Æneas Anderson's voyage to China in the service of Lord Macartney, including a list of the retinue of Lord Macartney and a Glossary of Chinese words.
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The Temple of Quong Ying.
The Temple of Quong Ying.
Engraved by T. Fielding.
[London: Longman & Co., 1818 or 1819.]
Sepia aquatint, image 160 x 125mm. 6¼ x 5". Trimmed to plate.
A Chinese temple inside an aquatic cave; a boat in foreground. From 'Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a voyage to and from that country, in the years 1816 and 1817' by Clarke Abel (1780 - 1826). Abel was Naturalist to Lord Amherst's Embassy. The Alceste left Spithead on February 8, 1816 and first visited Madeira. From there she sailed to Table Bay, South Africa, then onwards to Java, from there to China, and then back to England via South Africa once more. On their return journey the ship was wrecked, but all passengers were rescued and they continued their voyage aboard the Termate.
Abbey Travel 537, 8. See BL: 981.f.17.
[Ref: 25039]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the Landing Place at Pulo Leat.
View of the Landing Place at Pulo Leat.
Drawn from a Sketch by H. Raper Esqr. T. Fielding Sculpt.
[London: Longman & Co., 1818 or 1819.]
Hand-coloured aquatint, image 105 x 165mm. 4½ x 6½". Trimmed to plate. Faint offsetting.
European sailors on the rocky island of Pulo Leat (Pulau Liat) in the Gaspar Strait that separates Belitung and Bangka islands in Indonesia. It connects the Java Sea to the South China Sea. The men, some in rowing boats, observe what appears to be a ship in flames, sending up a cloud of smoke on the horizon. From 'Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a voyage to and from that country, in the years 1816 and 1817' by Clarke Abel (1780 - 1826). Abel was Naturalist to Lord Amherst's Embassy. The Alceste left Spithead on February 8, 1816 and first visited Madeira. From there she sailed to Table Bay, South Africa, then onwards to Java, from there to China, and then back to England via South Africa once more. On their return journey the ship was wrecked, but all passengers were rescued and they continued their voyage aboard the Termate.
Abbey Travel 537, 4. See BL: 981.f.17.
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Nan Wang Hoo.
Nan Wang Hoo.
Drawn from a Sketch by Lieut. I. Cooke, R.M. Engraved by T. Fielding.
[London: Longman & Co., 1818 or 1819.]
Hand-coloured aquatint, image 105 x 165mm. 4½ x 6½". Trimmed to plate. Trace of crease through upper left.
A watery landscape in East Asia; small boats on the lake or flooded plain to foreground, a mountain in the distance. From 'Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a voyage to and from that country, in the years 1816 and 1817' by Clarke Abel (1780 - 1826). Abel was Naturalist to Lord Amherst's Embassy. The Alceste left Spithead on February 8, 1816 and first visited Madeira. From there she sailed to Table Bay, South Africa, then onwards to Java, from there to China, and then back to England via South Africa once more. On their return journey the ship was wrecked, but all passengers were rescued and they continued their voyage aboard the Termate.
Abbey Travel 537, 3. See BL: 981.f.17.
[Ref: 25037]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Asie. Chine.
Asie. Chine. Musicien. Chef des Archers. Mandarin. Dame Tartare. Esclave.
Fossey del. Bocquin lith.
Imp. Lemercier, Paris.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 290 x 230mm, (11½ x 9").
View of a room in China in which a variety of people are situated. A musician plays music while sitting on the floor, a soldier looks out and a boy holds a parasol above the head of a well dressed man. On the right a woman sits in a chair and a slave carries a tray of dishes from the room.
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Einholung der gesanten zu ma t Inhalen vand' Ambassadeurs. The Reception of the Ambassadours.
Einholung der gesanten zu ma t Inhalen vand' Ambassadeurs. The Reception of the Ambassadours.
[London, John Ogilby, c.1667.]
Copper Engraving. 245 x 345mm, 9¾ x 14". Middle crease as normal.
The reception of the ambassadors of the Dutch East India Company in China, an illustration from Johan Nieuhof's account of his travels in China with the Dutch East India Company, 1665-7. This example comes from John Ogilby's 'An Embassy from the East India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperor of China', first published 1667, using plates from Olfert Dapper's 'Atlas Chinensis' with the English words added to the title. A later edition was published 1698.
[Ref: 18779]   £220.00  

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The History of China & India, Pictorial & Descriptive;
The History of China & India, Pictorial & Descriptive;
by Miss Corner, Author of "The Historical Library," "Questions on the History of Europe". &c.&c.
London: Hy. Washbourne New Bridge St.t Third Edition - Enlarged 1847. Dean & Co. Printers, Threadneedle-Street.
Book with calf spine and moroccan-board covers, thick 8vo; title in gilt on ribbed spine. Illustrated with 32 tinted lithographic plates: 18 of China and 14 of India, with a map of each country; numerous in-text woodcuts; 402 pages. Some foxing.
Chapters include the early history of both China and India, the Building of the Great Wall, The Han Dynasty, First Tartar Conquest, The Ming Dynasty, The Mantchow Dynasty, Kang-Hy, Yong-T-Ching, Kien-Long, Kea-King, Taou-Kwang; Invasion of the Greek, Arab and Afghan Invasions, Musselman Conquests, The Patan or Afghan Kings, Invasion of the Moguls, Portuguese Settlements, Mogul Empire, Jehanghir, Aurengzebe, Farokhsir, Fall or the Empire, Tippo Saib, British Government, Lord Auckland, and many more.
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Sketch from nature in China [ms below image]
Sketch from nature in China [ms below image]
[John Kerr?]
Watercolour, sinked in ink on verso; sheet 235 x 340mm (9¼ x 13¼"). Glued to album sheet.
Landscape with a small Chinese Temple dwelling on left. George Chinnery 1774-1852.
[Ref: 44788]   £450.00  
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La Belle Chinoise de Pekin.
La Belle Chinoise de Pekin.
Dessine par Vauthier. Grave par Mecou.
A Paris chez Aumont Md. d'Estampes, Rue J.J. Rousseau No.10 [n.d., c.1810].
Stipple, 325 x 245mm. 12¾ x 9¾". Slight creasing.
A young Chinese woman in 'traditional' costume. From a French portrait/costume album.
[Ref: 23465]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chinese] Le Camélia.
[Chinese] Le Camélia.
Héloise Leloir pinx.t Régnier & Bettannier lith.
...Delarue Editeurs a Paris [stamped.] [n.d. c.1850.]
Hand-coloured lithograph, with added gum arabic. 300 x 247mm. 11¾ x 9¾". Very fine colour.
Two chinese women in a garden admiring a floral display in a large ornametal vase of Camelias. In long flowing dress, one holds a parasol, the other lady a closed fan.
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[Album of watercolours, engravings and aquatints of China, etc.]
[Album of watercolours, engravings and aquatints of China, etc.]
[Watercolours signed ELH, 1829-32.]
Plain brown paper wrappers, pp.28, bound with string. 6 watercolours, largest c. 130 x 180 (5¼ x 7"); 20 engravings, five coloured aquatints. All plates trimmed; some watercolours loose, apparently one missing.
The watercolours are: four of Chinese junks, a Japanese junk and a Maltese rowboat, titled 'Passage Boat'. The engravings are views of China from Ogilby's edition of Nieuhof, 1669. Four of the aquatints are from Henry Ellis's Journal of the Proceedings of the late Embassy to China, 1817, the fifth from John Barrow's 'Voyage to Cochinchina, 1806.
Abbey Travel 536 (Ellis) & 514 (Barrow).
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[A Chinese archer.]
[A Chinese archer.]
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving. 130 x 165mm (5¼ x 6½"). Trimmed from a larger sheet.
A view from Jan Nieuhoff's account of first embassy of the Dutch East India Company to China, as published in Ogilby's English edition.
[Ref: 38853]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Chinese Army on the March.
Chinese Army on the March.
Burney delin.t. Fittler sculpsit.
Published by Dr. Trusler April 1 1790.
Engraving. 195mmx 130mm (8" x 5"). Trimmed to plate mark.
Chinese view with a military procession taking place in the foreground including an armoured warrior driving a chariot.
[Ref: 32055]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chinese boat-people.]
[Chinese boat-people.]
[French, n.d., c.1780.]
Etching. Sheet 210 x 325mm (8¼ x 12¾"). Trimmed into plate top and bottom.
A man with a feathered cape punts the traditional Chinese hongtou sampan, with a woman holding a fish on the end of a line.
[Ref: 37801]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Costumes Pittoresques de Différents Pays Par Lassalle. No.25.
Costumes Pittoresques de Différents Pays Par Lassalle. No.25.
Lith de Kaeppelin et C.ie rue de Croisant. 20.
à Paris, chez Chaillou éditeur, r. S.t Honoré, 140.
Fine hand-coloured lithograph, publisher's stamp at bottom centre. Sheet: 355 x 270mm (14 x 10½").
Four vignettes showing various figures in Chinese costumes. One shows a lantern seller, one a walking salesman, the third a soldier and the last a high class woman.
[Ref: 46665]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Costumes Pittoresques de Différents Pays Par Lassalle. No.22.
Costumes Pittoresques de Différents Pays Par Lassalle. No.22.
Lith de Kaeppelin et C.ie rue de Croisant. 20.
à Paris, chez Chaillou éditeur, r. S.t Honoré, 140.
Fine hand-coloured lithograph; publisher's stamp at bottom centre. Sheet: 355 x 270mm (14 x 10½").
Four vignettes showing various figures in Chinese costumes. One figure wears his summer dress, one is a Chinese servant, the third is a travelling salesman from Peking and the final figure is a woman wearing her summer dress.
[Ref: 46666]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Bal Chinois. Bal Chinois donné par l’empereur une fois tous les ans aux jours gras.
Bal Chinois. Bal Chinois donné par l’empereur une fois tous les ans aux jours gras.
[Basset.]
A Paris chez carcano Saubourg St antonie a cote de la boule blanche. [n.d. c.1760.]
Hand-coloured engraving, rare, with large margins; paper watermarked. Plate 292 x 419mm (11½ x 16½").
Vue d'optique; Chinese court: dancers dancing to music played by a band, a presentation for the emperor.
[Ref: 30929]   £250.00  
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La Reveuse.  [The Dreamer.]
La Reveuse. [The Dreamer.]
Fr. Boucher D. Aveline le jeune sc.
a Paris ches Audran rue S. Jacques a la Ville de Paris [n.d., c.1765.]
Etching, 315 x 205mm. 12½ x 8". Full margins.
A Chinese girl in robes sitting against a wall in a landscape; her fan is on the ground in front of her. After François Boucher (1703 - 1770).
[Ref: 19617]   £260.00  
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Chinese Guard Presented to the Emperor.
Chinese Guard Presented to the Emperor. from an Original Painting in the Possession of John Duncan Esq.r.
Burney delin.t. L. Schiavonetti sculp.t.
Published as the Act directs by Dr. J. Trusler March 1790.
Engraving. 195mm x 130mm (8" x 5") Trimmed to plate mark.
A Chinese scene in which a soldier kneels before an Emperor.
[Ref: 32052]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Magiciens et Sorciers de la Chine. Autres Magiciens & Sorciers. &c.
Magiciens et Sorciers de la Chine. Autres Magiciens & Sorciers. &c.
B. Picart delin.
[Amsterdam: J.F. Bernard c.1736.]
Engraving. 340 x 220mm, 13½ x 8¾".
Chinese mystics. The second scene features a Chinese dragon. Published in Jean Frederic Bernard's monumental "Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde" (Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World). 'The world's first encyclopedia of religions, the heavily illustrated, detailed general survey treating all religions dispassionately and as notionally equal, was composed and published in Amsterdam under the title 'Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde' in seven large volumes between 1723 and 1737 by a group of radical, intellectually subversive Huguenot refugees' (Jonathan Israel, 'How the light came in', TLS June 21 2013).
[Ref: 15886]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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A Young Man of China.
A Young Man of China. 2.
A. Watteau Pinx.t
[n.d. c.1730.]
Etching, paper watermarked. 202 x 158mm. 8 x 6¼". Damaged - chip to paper lower right.
A young man sat resting with his arm on a stone plinth with a palace in the distance across the valley. From a set of Chinese Costume plates.
[Ref: 27862]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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A Nun of the Jau, in China.
A Nun of the Jau, in China.
A. Watteau Pinx.t
Printed & Sold by F. Vivares, at the Golden Head, in Newport Street, near Leicester Fields. [n.d. c1730.]
Etching, rare. 202 x 158mm. 8 x 6¼". Repaired tear top right.
A nun sat holding a type of fan with a tambourine and sticks on the ground in front, a temple behind. From a set of Chinese Costume plates.
[Ref: 27863]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Chineser.
Chineser.
[Honegger.]
[Schinz, c.1845.]
Lithograph. 326 x 228mm (12¾ x 9").
Three Chinese figures in traditional costume, the woman to the left with sticks in her hair whislt holding a fan; the man to the right has two sword hilts seen under his waistband. From Heinrich Rudolf Schinz's "Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen des Menschen".
[Ref: 29501]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chinese family in the garden.]
[Chinese family in the garden.]
[n.d. c.1815.]
Aquatint, printed on Whatman paper. 240 x 306mm. 9½ x 12".
A mother holding a basket of flowers stands with child behind her. To the right sits the father and above him is a bird in a cage. The image is surrounded by an ornate border or metalwork structures and flowers. The hydrangeas and chrysanthemums represent good luck in the home, love and gratitude.
[Ref: 15538]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lesson in the garden.]
[Lesson in the garden.]
[n.d. c.1815.]
Aquatint. 240 x 306mm. 9½ x 12".
An old wise teacher explaining the intricacies of symbolism within flowers to a young lady and her brother. An ornate border surrounds the image; the hydrangeas and chrysanthemums represent good luck in the home, love and gratitude.
[Ref: 15539]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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