Prospect of the Porcelane Tower at Nan King in China.Engraved for Millar's New, Complete & Universal System of Geography.
[London: A. Hogg, c.1782.]
Copper engraving, 190 x 285mm. 7½ x 11¼".
The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, located on the bank of the Yangtze River, China. Built in the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty. Built with white porcelain bricks in the early 15th century, it was often listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World. It was destroyed in the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864), but reconstruction work has begun recently. In distinctive decorative border, from George Henry Millar's 'The new and universal System of Geography, being a complete history and description of the whole world. ...' 1782.
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