a Paris chez Bance... [illegible] Md. D'Estampes, rue St. Denis, No.214.
Fine stipple engraving printed in colours. 570 x 412mm. Repaired tears and occasional restored holes in paper, largely in margins with one patch repair lower right of title area.
'4' inscribed top right. The French inscription tells of the European Doctors attempt to give a gift to the poor native who refuses as he explains to the foreigner a belief that poverty protects the poor from envy. If the individual has no valuables then there is nothing for any criminal to steal. They exchange pipes as an alternative.
[Ref: 1193] £650.00