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[Temple of Apollo Didymeus near Miletus.]
[Temple of Apollo Didymeus near Miletus.]
John Miller Sculpt. [after William Pars.]
[London: T. Spilsbury and W. Haskell, 1769.]
Engraving. 320 x 490mm (12½ x 15¼") very large margins. Crease through sky top left.
The Temple of Apollo at Didyma near Miletus, the fourth largest temple in the ancient Greek world, built on the orders of Alexander the Great. From 'Ionian Antiquities, Published, with Permission of the Society of Dilettanti, by R. Chandler, M.A. F.S.A., N. Revett, Architect; W. Pars, Painter'. Paul Sandby also engraved a version of this scene.
Pars' original ink sketch is in the BM (Mm,11.65), rubbed over with graphite for transfer to the engraver's plate.
[Ref: 52880]   £360.00  
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de Bandel of Reede voor de Stadt Arakan.
de Bandel of Reede voor de Stadt Arakan.
[n.d., c.1708.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 200 x 280mm (8 x 11") very large margins. Central fold.
A view of the coast off Arakan (Rakhine in Burma), with VOC (Dutch East India Company) ships at anchor. From Wouter Schoutens' 'Reys-Togten naar en door Oost-Indien'.
[Ref: 53064]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perspective View of Canton in China.
A Perspective View of Canton in China. Engraved for the New Geographical Dictionary.
[London: printed for J. Coote, 1759-60]
Engraving, sheet 175 x 270mm (7 x 10½") very large margins.
Canton (now Guangzhou) in the Guangdong province of China.
[Ref: 53065]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge.
Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge.
W. Alexander del.t. W. Byrne sculp.t.
London, Published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving. 340 x 480mm (13¼" x 19"), with large margins.
A river scene with various boats, a stone bridge and an archway. 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. The artist William Alexander accompanied Macartney, and his watercolours were the basis for subsequent prints such as this one.
[Ref: 53222]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fuzhou] Fû chew fû, or Hoksyew, Capital of Fo Kyen, from Montanus.
[Fuzhou] Fû chew fû, or Hoksyew, Capital of Fo Kyen, from Montanus.
[London: Henry Lintott, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½") very large margins. Some nicks to the margins.
Fuzhou, Fujian province. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Philip Baldaeus, accompanying The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East'.
[Ref: 53067]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Embassadors Entry Through the Famous Chinese Wall Near 1200 Miles in Length.
The Embassadors Entry Through the Famous Chinese Wall Near 1200 Miles in Length.
[Engraved by Emanuel Bowen.]
[London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½"). Trimmed on right.
The Great Wall of China, with a Russian embassy approaching. From 'A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John Harris.
[Ref: 53070]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hukou] Hu Kew Hyen, or Kyew on the River Kyang
[Hukou] Hu Kew Hyen, or Kyew on the River Kyang
N. Parr Sculp.
[London: Henry Lintott, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½"). Trimmed.
A view of Hukou in Jiangxi Province, after Nieuhoff. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Philip Baldaeus, accompanying The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East'.
[Ref: 53068]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Inside of the Temple Jugangu in the Province of Peking.
Inside of the Temple Jugangu in the Province of Peking.
[London: Henry Lintott, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½") very large margins.
A view of the interior of a Buddhist temple in China. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Philip Baldaeus, accompanying The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East'.
[Ref: 53069]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Masulipatnam.
Masulipatnam.
[London: Henry Lintott, 1744.]
Coloured engraving, 18th century watermark. 240 x 370mm (9½ x 14½"). Original binding folds.
A view of the ancient port town Masulipatnam (Machilipatnam or Bandar), India, a major trading post for the British, Dutch and French in the C17th. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Philip Baldaeus, accompanying The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East'.
[Ref: 53063]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of a Pagan Temple.
A View of a Pagan Temple.
[London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1748.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½") very large margins.
From 'A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John Harris.
[Ref: 53071]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The City of Peking from Nieuhof.
The City of Peking from Nieuhof.
J. Basire sculp.
[London: Henry Lintott, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½") large margins. Trimmed to platemark at bottom.
A view of Peking and the surrounding countryside. Although based on the view by Johann Nieuhoff, this engraving comes from 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Philip Baldaeus, accompanying The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East'.
[Ref: 53066]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vietnam] No 1. Le Grand Chancelier de Royaume de Tunquin. 2.3.4 Mandarins ou Officiers de guerre...
[Vietnam] No 1. Le Grand Chancelier de Royaume de Tunquin. 2.3.4 Mandarins ou Officiers de guerre...
[n.d., c.1679.]
Rare engraving, a fine impression. 190 x 355mm (7½ x 14") very large margins. Original binding folds.
Officials of the Vietnamese court, from the memoirs of traveller and gem merchant Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-89). After writing an account of his six expeditions, in which he travelled as far as Burma, he published a supplementary 'Recueil de Plusieurs Relations' which contained an account of Japan and Tonking (Hanoi)
[Ref: 53061]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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