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[Camels] Dromadiare. No. 29.
[Camels] Dromadiare. No. 29.
V. Adam. Imp. Lith. de A. Godard.
J. Bulla et Delarue, Succ. d'Aumont, rue J.J. Rousseau, 10 [n.d., c.1850].
Fine tinted lithograph. Sheet 355 x 460mm (14 x 18") large margins. Some faint spotting.
A camel in a caravan's camp, by Victor Adam (1801-66).
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[Camels] Étude de Chamaeu. No. 44.
[Camels] Étude de Chamaeu. No. 44.
V. Adam. Imp. Lith. de A. Godard, rue Hautefeuille, 16..
J. Bulla et Delarue, Succ. d'Aumont, rue J.J. Rousseau, 10 [n.d., c.1850].
Fine tinted lithograph. Sheet 355 x 460mm (14 x 18"), large margins. Some foxing, tear taped in title left.
A turbanned rider on a trotting camel in a desert landscape, by Victor Adam (1801-66).
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Die Haupt Strasse nebst einen chinesischen Triumpff=bogen in Canton (oder besser Quantung.)
Die Haupt Strasse nebst einen chinesischen Triumpff=bogen in Canton (oder besser Quantung.) La Ruë capital avec un Arc triumphale chinoise a Canton, (ou meilleur Quantun.)
Gravé par Francois Xav. Habermann.
Se vend a Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale at avec Defense ni d'en faire ni de vendre les Copies. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving with original hand colour. 305 x 410mm (12 x 16"). Narrow margins, laid on card. Slight creasing.
A vue d'optique of the main street of Canton, after Jan Nieuhoff, who travelled to China in 1656 as part of the Dutch embassy to Beijing.
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Xuntien alias Quinzay.
Xuntien alias Quinzay.
[Frankfurt: Matthias Merian, c.1655.]
Engraving. 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"), with very large margins.
An early map of the Chinese city of Quinzay (Hangchow), based on Marco Polo's account of China in the late 12th Century, when it was the capital of the Sung Dynasty. Polo's usual exaggerated account tells of 12,000 bridges, a massive network of canals the large 'Western Lake' 30 miles in diameter with island pavilions and palaces.
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Islanders of Sir James Hall's Group.
Islanders of Sir James Hall's Group.
Lieut. Dwarris Esq.r del.t. J. Clark Sculp.t.
[Published by J. Murray, London, 1818.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 135 x 190mm (5¼ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
The dress of islanders of Ongjin County, off the west coast of South Korea From 'Narrative of a voyage in His Majesty's late ship Alceste', an account of Lord Amherst's diplomatic mission to China in 1817. On the return journey the Alceste hit a reef in the Java Sea and was wrecked, after which the crew had to cope with Malay Dyak pirates who burned the ship and surrounded their camp.
Abbey Travel 559.
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View of the Great Wall of China, called Van-Lee-Tching, or Wall of Ten Thousand Lee taken near the pass of Cou-Pe-Koo.
View of the Great Wall of China, called Van-Lee-Tching, or Wall of Ten Thousand Lee taken near the pass of Cou-Pe-Koo.
Drawn by W. Alexander, from a sketch by H. W. Parish. Medland sculp.
London, published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving with very large margins. Platemark: 505 x 360mm. (19¾ x 14¼"). Watermark J. Whatman 1794.
A view showing the Great Wall of China within a mountainous landscape, with a fort in the left foreground, and others at intervals along the way. Plate 24 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China.
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Chinese Military drawn out in Compliment to the British Embassador.
Chinese Military drawn out in Compliment to the British Embassador.
W. Alexander del. B. T. Pouncey sculp.t.
London, published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving very large margins. On watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman 1794.' Platemark: 395 x 300mm. (15½ x 12"). A little damaged at centre fold, faint mount burn.
A scene of soldiers on parade before a fortified city, as a flotilla passes by. On one junk a European ca be seen sitting with a sketchbook, perhaps William Alexander. Plate 18 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China.
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View of the Suburbs of a Chinese City.
View of the Suburbs of a Chinese City.
W. Alexander del.t. B.T. Pouncey sculp.t.
London, Published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol.
Engraving with hand colour. 360 x 495mm (14¼ x 19½") very large margins. Slight mount burn
A view of a city from a boat on the river, with a pagoda and temple to the right with a bridge and buildings to the left. People go about their businesses, including a man fishing using a net on a pole. William Alexander (1767-1816) served as the 'draughtsman' for the Macartney Expedition to China, 1792-1794, aboard the Hindostan, and making a vast number of sketches. Upon his return to England, he worked up many of these into finished color-wash drawings. A number of these were engraved and reproduced in Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China'.
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Chinese Barges of the Embassy passing through a Sluice on the Grand Canal.
Chinese Barges of the Embassy passing through a Sluice on the Grand Canal.
W. Alexander del.t. B.T. Pouncy sculp.t.
London Published April 12, 1796, by G.Nicol.
Engraving with hand colour 300 x 390mm (11¾ x 15¼"). Slight crease through lower right corner of plate, faint mount burn.
A scene depicting three barges on a canal, with a sluice gate in the centre, a pagoda and battlemented walls on the left bank. A number of figures can be seen on the banks of the canal, including two, smoking in the foreground. Plate 35 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China.
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View of the Tchin-Shan, or Golden Island inthe Yang-Tse-Kiang, or Great River of China.
View of the Tchin-Shan, or Golden Island inthe Yang-Tse-Kiang, or Great River of China.
W. Alexander del.t. Wilson sculp.t.
London, published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving, very large margins. Platemark: 495 x 360mm. (19¼ x 14¼"). Very slight foxing in sky.
A view of an island with two principle peaks, dotted with buildings, including a tall pagoda to the right. In the foreground several vessels on the water, including a two-masted ship to left. In the centre boat a European sits sketching, probably William Alexander, the official artist of the Macartney expedition. Plate 39 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China.
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S.r Henry Middleton escapes from the Turks.
S.r Henry Middleton escapes from the Turks.
[London, J. Newbert, 1760.]
Engraving. Sheet 135 x 180mm (5¼ x 7").
Sir Henry Middleton (d.1613), Captain of the East India Company ship 'Darling'. escapes from captivity in Mocha, hidden in a cask. Attempting to establish trade in Yemen, he has been greeted warmly then arrested and robbed. From Vol IX of 'The World Displayed: or, A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
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Scene from the upper terrace of the Great Pagoda at Rangoon, to the South East.
Scene from the upper terrace of the Great Pagoda at Rangoon, to the South East. No.9.
Drawn by J. Moore. Engraved by H. Pyall.
Published Jan. 2, 1826, by Tho.s Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill & Kingsbury & Co. Leadenhall Str. London.
Fine hand coloured aquatint. 330 x 430mm (13 x 17"), very large margins, watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1825'. Some foxing, mostly in margins.
Wonderful atmospheric image at sunset. British soldiers cutting a palm tree under two trees in the right foreground, with two local men resting on the wall in the foreground and a further two behind to the left. From Series 1 of 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and Combined operations in the Birman Empire', by Lieutenant Joseph Moore, published in two series 1825-26. It illustrated the British campaign during the First Anglo-Burmese War (5 March 1824 - 24 February 1826).
Abbey Travel 404; Hickman p.230.
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The Gold Temple of the principle Idol Guadma, taken from its front being the Eastern face of the Great Dagon Pagoda at Rangoon.
The Gold Temple of the principle Idol Guadma, taken from its front being the Eastern face of the Great Dagon Pagoda at Rangoon. No.7. Proof.
Drawn by J. Moore. Engraved by G. Hunt.
Published Oct.r 1, 1825, by Kingsbury & Co. Leadenhall Str.t _ & T. Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill, London.
Proof aquatint with hand colour. 460 x 330mm (18 x 13"). Foxing in edges.
The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a 320 feet high gilded stupa, or Buddhist shrine, in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singuttara Hill, thus dominating the skyline of the city. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese, with relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined inside the structure. From Series 1 of 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and Combined operations in the Birman Empire', by Lieutenant Joseph Moore, published in two series 1825-26. It illustrated the British campaign during the First Anglo-Burmese War (5 March 1824 - 24 February 1826).
Abbey Travel: 404, 7. Hickman: 234.
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Scene upon the Eastern Road from Rangoon looking towards the South. 13.
Scene upon the Eastern Road from Rangoon looking towards the South. 13.
Drawn by J. Moore. Engraved by G. Hunt.
Published Nov.r 9, 1825, by Kingsbury & Co. Leadenhall Street__& Tho.s Clay, Ludgate Hill, London.
Very fine coloured aquatint. 420 x 325mm. (16½ x 12¾") very large margins. Foxing in lower margin and inscription area, faint crease in sky.
Wonderful atmospheric image at sunset. A view from a terrace, with a roof and pagoda on the left, overlooking a road in the right middle distance lined with further pagodas; a river in the background below the horizon, upon which can be seen ships. From "Rangoon Views, and Combined Operations in the Birman Empire", which consists of 24 plates over two series, published by Thomas Clay in 1825-26. The plates are made by several artists, after Lieutenant Joseph Moore and Captain Frederick Marryat.
Abbey Travel 404; Hickman p.230, illus. p. 238.
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Rangoon. The Position of part of the Army previous to attacking the Stockades on the 9th July 1824.
Rangoon. The Position of part of the Army previous to attacking the Stockades on the 9th July 1824.
Drawn by J. Moore. Engraved by G. Hunt.
Pub.d Oct.r 1. 1825, by Kingsbury & Co., 6, Leadenhall Street, and Tho.s Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill, London.
Very fine hand coloured aquatint. 330 x 425mm (13 x 16¾"). Large margins with repaired tears.
British troops forming squares prior to an assault. On the right a ground of artillerymen stand around a Congrieve-Rocket launcher. Lieutenant Joseph Moore's 'Views taken at or near Rangoon' illustrated the British campaign during the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-26), the first of three such wars in the 19th century.
Abbey Travel 404, 12. Hickman 237.
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The Storming of the Lesser Stockade at Kemmendine rear Rangoon on the 10th of June 1824.
The Storming of the Lesser Stockade at Kemmendine rear Rangoon on the 10th of June 1824.
Drawn by J. Moore. Engraved by G. Hunt.
Published Jan. 2nd , 1826, by Tho.s Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill, & Kingsbury & Co. Leadenhall Street London.
Fine hand coloured aquatint. 330 x 430mm (13 x 17"), with lare margins. Some staining of edges, tears in margin taped.
A column of redcoats marching towards the breach in the wooden stockade. From Lieutenant Joseph Moore's 'Views taken at or near Rangoon' illustrated the British campaign during the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-26), the first of three such wars in the 19th century.
Abbey Travel: 404-10. Hickman p.236.
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The Attack upon the Stockades near Rangoon by Sir Archibald Campbell, K.C.B. on the 28th of May 1824.
The Attack upon the Stockades near Rangoon by Sir Archibald Campbell, K.C.B. on the 28th of May 1824.
Drawn by J. Moore. Engraved by G. Hunt.
Pub.d. Nov.r 9th 1825 by Kingsbury & Co. Leadenhall Street, and Thos. Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill, London.
Fine hand coloured aquatint. 330 x 425mm (13 x 16¾"). Some staining of edges.
A column of redcoats marching towards the breach in the wooden stockade. From Series 1 of 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and Combined operations in the Birman Empire', by Lieutenant Joseph Moore, (89th Regiment) published in two series 1825-26, illustrating the actions of the First Anglo-Burmese War (5 March 1824 - 24 February 1826). Following Burmese incursions into British held territory in 1821-1823 (includind the successful invasion of Assam), the Governor-General, Lord Amherst, declared war on Burma on February 24, 1824. The British were successful in expelling the Burmese from Assam, but Bandula, the ablest of the Burmese generals, repelled a British detachment at Ramu on the Chittagong frontier. In reply, the British sent an expedition of 11,000 men under Major-General Archibald Campbell and ship under Captain Frederick Marryat to attack Rangoon by sea. The expedition resulted in the capture of Rangoon on May 11, 1824, with the Burmese forces fleeing into the jungles of Pegu.
Abbey Travel: 404-6. Hickman 233.
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Vuë de la Ruë des Marchants Chinoises a Nankin.
Vuë de la Ruë des Marchants Chinoises a Nankin.
Gravé par F.X.Habermann apres Neuhoff.
Se vend a Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale at avec Defense ni d'en faire ni de vendre les Copies. [n.d., c.1770.]
Fine coloured engraving. 330 x 425mm (13 x 16¾"). Tear in top margin, laid on album paper.
A vue d'optique of a shopping street in Nanjing, after Jan Nieuhoff, who travelled to China in 1656 as part of the Dutch embassy to Beijing.
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[The Porcelain Tower, Nanjing.]
[The Porcelain Tower, Nanjing.]
W.H. [Wenceslaus Hollar]
[London: John Ogilby, 1669.]
Etching. 220 x 310mm (8¾ x 12¼"). Narrow top margin, nicks in edges.
A view of Da Bao'en Si, the famed Porcelain Tower in Nanjing, built of porcelain bricks in the C15th, during the Ming Dynasty, destroyed during the Taiping Rebellion, 1856. Etched by Wenceslaus Hollar for John Ogilby's 'An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces', the first English edition of Johann Nieuhof's account of the embassy.
Pennington 1166. Probably I of II.
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Iamcesu. Jamcesu. Vue de Iamcesu [reversed above image].
Iamcesu. Jamcesu. Vue de Iamcesu [reversed above image].
Gravé par Francois Xav. Habermann.
Se vend a Augsbourg au Negoce comm de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majeste Imperiale et avec Defense ni d'en faire ni de vendere les Copies. [n.d., c.1770.]
Hand coloured engraving. 310 x 405mm (12¼ x 16¼"). Some creasing, marginal repairs, repaired tear through lower right corner of plate. Old ink Dutch mss in lower margin.
A vüe-d'optique view of a city in Nanking province, China, engraved in reverse to be viewed through an optical viewer called a zograscope, which gave added perspective. From a 'Collection des Prospects' by Franz Xaver Habermann (1721 - 1796), engraver and publisher in Augsburg, Germany.
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[The reception of the Dutch ambassadors at the Imperial Palace, Peking.]
[The reception of the Dutch ambassadors at the Imperial Palace, Peking.]
[London, John Ogilby, c.1667.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet 290 x 355mm (11½ x 14"). Paper toned. Small margins.
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.
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[Okinawa] Garden of the Temple at Lechew.
[Okinawa] Garden of the Temple at Lechew. Alceste's Voyage.
Lieut. Dwarris delin. J. Clark Sculp.
Published by J. Murray, London, 1817.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 135 x 190mm (5¼ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate.
A garden on Okinawa, with British sailors carrying casks to a storeroom, during a six-week stay there. From 'Narrative of a voyage in His Majesty's late ship Alceste', an account of Lord Amherst's diplomatic mission to China in 1817. On the return journey the Alceste hit a reef in the Java Sea and was wrecked, after which the crew had to cope with Malay Dyak pirates who burned the ship and surrounded their camp.
Abbey Travel 559.
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The Welcoming dor by the Lipu half and hower without the Towne Pecking.
The Welcoming dor by the Lipu half and hower without the Towne Pecking.
[Johannes Nieuhof.]
[London: John Ogilby, c.1673.]
Engravin, 17th century watermark. 295 x 355mm (11½ x 14"). Tears in lower margin. Time staining.
A view showing a meeting between ambassadors of the Dutch East India Company and the Chinese, as the Dutch attempt to convince China to open up their ports to Dutch trade. A plate from the English edition of Johannes Nieuhof's 'Embassy from the East India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham Emperor of China'.
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The Royall Banquet.
The Royall Banquet.
[Johannes Nieuhof.]
[London: John Ogilby, c.1673.]
Engraving. 295 x 355mm (11½ x 14"), large margins. Central vertical fold as normal. Slight time staining.
A view of a Royal banquet in a large hall in which figures sit at multiple tables. With key beneath the image in English and Dutch. From the English edition of Johannes Nieuhof's account of the 'Embassy from the East India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham Emperor of China'.
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Vue Perspective du pont et du Port de la Ville de Pekin, Ville de la Chine.
Vue Perspective du pont et du Port de la Ville de Pekin, Ville de la Chine.
a Paris chez Daumont rue de St. Martin [n.d., c.1770].
Hand coloured copper engraving, image 260 x 400mm (10¼ x 15¾"). Trimmed into plate at bottom, laid on card in near-contemporary presentation, ink ownership inscription 'E J Myles' on reverse.
A prospect of the bridge and port of Peking, with several figures to foreground beside the water, loading boats with goods carried by ox-driven carts. The title in in reverse above the image identifies this as a vüe-d'optique, designed to be viewed through a zograscope, an optical viewer.
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Vue perspective de la grande Ceremonie du Couronnement de l'Empereur de la Chine.
Vue perspective de la grande Ceremonie du Couronnement de l'Empereur de la Chine.
A Paris chez Mondhare rue S. Jacques a l'Hotel Saumur [n.d., c.1770].
Hand coloured engraving, image 260 x 400mm 10¼ x 15¾") Laid on card in near-contemporary presentation, old ink ownership inscxription 'E J Myles' on reverse. Slightly soiled and stained.
A view of the Emperor's coronation ceremony at the Imperial Palace, Peking
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[Pongok Island] Fort Maxwell.
[Pongok Island] Fort Maxwell.
J. McLeod delin. J. Clark Sculp.
Published by J. Murray, London, 1818.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 135 x 190mm (5¼ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate.
A stockade set up by British sailors marooned on Pongok Island, named after the ship's captain. From 'Voyage of His Majesty's late ship Alceste', an account of Lord Amherst's diplomatic mission to China in 1817. On the return journey the Alceste hit a reef in the Java Sea and was wrecked, after which the crew had to cope with Malay Dyak pirates who burned the ship and surrounded their camp. This plate did not appear in the first edition of 1817.
Abbey Travel 559.
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Chevaux de Races de tous pays. Avant La Charge!... Chevaux Tartares.
Chevaux de Races de tous pays. Avant La Charge!... Chevaux Tartares.
V. Adam. Imp. par Lemercier.
Paris _ Jeannin Édit. Place du Louvre, 20 [n.d., c.1850].
Coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 355 x 460mm (14 x 18"), with publisher's blindstamp, large margins. Some spotting.
Tartar riders prepare to charge, by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55561]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Summer Palace of the Emperor, opposite the City of Tien-Sing.
Summer Palace of the Emperor, opposite the City of Tien-Sing.
Hon.ble Charles Abbot del.t. J. Clarke sculp.t.
[London, John Murray, 1817.]
Fine coloured aquatint. Sheet 160 x 250mm (6¼ x 9½"). Trimmed to printed boarder and laid on album paper.
From 'Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China', an account of the Amherst Embassy by Henry Ellis.
[Ref: 55497]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue d'Optique Représentant Un Lac et Village de la Cochinchine.
Vue d'Optique Représentant Un Lac et Village de la Cochinchine. Prospectus Lacus et Pagi Singensis.
[n.d., c.1760].
Coloured engraving, 18th century watermark. 245 x 390mm (9½ x 15¼"). Tear in title, some soiling.
A view of a Vietnamese village on a canalised river. The print was designed to be used in a zograscope, an optical viewer, so the title is repeated in reverse above the image.
Ex: Collection of David G. E. Smith
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Vue d'Optique Représentant Un Lac et Village de la Cochinchine.
Vue d'Optique Représentant Un Lac et Village de la Cochinchine. Prospectus Lacus et Pagi Singensis.
A Parus chez Jacques Chereau rue St Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine St. Severin No 57 [n.d., c.1760].
Coloured engraving. 245 x 390mm (9½ x 15¼"), large margin top and bottom. Trimmed into plate at sides.
A view of a Vietnamese village on a canalised river. The print was designed to be used in a zograscope, an optical viewer, so the title is repeated in reverse above the image.
Ex: Collection of David G. E. Smith
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[Hanoi] 19.e Vüe d'Optique Representant Le Grand Lac de Barbarie.
[Hanoi] 19.e Vüe d'Optique Representant Le Grand Lac de Barbarie. Barbariæ Lacus Maximus.
A Parus chez Daumont rue St Martin [n.d., c.1760.]
Coloured engraving, 18th century watermark. 280 x 390mm (11 x 15¼"). Trimmed into plate at bottom.
A view of Hanoi designed to be used in a zograscope, an optical viewer.
Ex: Collection of David G. E. Smith
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The Bridge from Mountaine to Mountaine in the Province of Xensi Called the flying Bridg 400 Cub: long 500 high.
The Bridge from Mountaine to Mountaine in the Province of Xensi Called the flying Bridg 400 Cub: long 500 high.
[Francis Place?]
[London: John Ogilby, 1669.]
Etching, 17th century watermark. 215 x 305mm (8½ x 12"), with very large margins. Time stained.
Although the 'flying bridge' at Shensi described by Athanasius Kircher, a Jesuit priest, is believed to have been a bamboo suspension bridge, this view shows a conventional stone bridge over a a waterfall. An etching probably by Francis Place, who worked with Wenceslaus Hollar on John Ogilby's 'An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces', the first English edition of Johann Nieuhof's account of the embassy. However this state, with lettering lower right, was included in Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
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