Mandarino Chinese. Mandarin Chinois.
[Venice, Antonio Zatta?, c.1780.]
Engraving with large margins. 280 x 205mm (11 x 8").
A Chinese intellectual, in a library full of scientific instruments, a double-hemisphere world map on the wall behind him. He holds a pair of compasses on an armillary sphere with one hand, an astrolabe in the other. On the floor is a celestial globe.
[Ref: 31843] £180.00