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A View of the South West Side at Tenian (China)
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £55 inc delivery  creased


 

A View of the Watering Place at Tenian (China)
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery


Chinese Vessels  needs a press/iron
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery


From the rare set entitled ‘Chinese landskips’. Printed for Robert Sayer, at the Golden Buck, opposite Fetter-Lane. Fleet Street & H. Overton, without Newgate, [ca. 1752?] Engraved by J Couse drawn  From the set of up to 12 plates 23 x 29 cm. Illustrations of palaces, pagodas, river scenes, a triumphal arch, and shops, along with city views of Peking and Canton. An odd set that look to be reduced from a larger pic but have no source  they have derived  from. Most engravings at this time were copies from Nieuhoff' etc these are not but are all  laid down to modern board ona decent paper  for once. £90 ea inc delivery




1. A View of Sinkicien, in China, with the Grand Pagoda near it.



2. The Emperors Summer Palace, near Kiang, in China, ornamented with artificial Rocks. (Kiangsu / Jiangsu)

  One of the set of copper engravings 'Twelve Views of Chinese Cities, Villages, Streets, Triumphal Arches, and Romantick Prospects; Designd from the Originals done in China, byMr. Heckel, and neatly engraved by J. Course'  Published  c1752 by Robert Sayer London   Full page laid to board  23 x 29 cm. £90 inc delivery




3. The Vice Roys Country-Seat, built over an artificial Cascade, with Pleasure Houses adjoining.

slightly toned a few blemishes base left  One of the set of copper engravings 'Twelve Views of Chinese Cities, Villages, Streets, Triumphal Arches, and Romantick Prospects; Designd from the Originals done in China, byMr. Heckel, and neatly engraved by J. Course'  Published  c1752 by Robert Sayer London   Full page laid to board  23 x 29 cm. £90 inc delivery





4. A Perspective View of the Imperial City of Pekin, with Part of the great Wall and Mountains that divide Tartary and China.

  One of the set of copper engravings 'Twelve Views of Chinese Cities, Villages, Streets, Triumphal Arches, and Romantick Prospects; Designd from the Originals done in China, byMr. Heckel, and neatly engraved by J. Course'  Published  c1752 by Robert Sayer London   Full page laid to board  23 x 29 cm. £90 inc delivery


5. The pleasant River of Kiang, in China, where Summer Houses on each Side adorn the Rocks.

lightly toned crease top left a few blemishes One of the set of copper engravings 'Twelve Views of Chinese Cities, Villages, Streets, Triumphal Arches, and Romantick Prospects; Designd from the Originals done in China, byMr. Heckel, and neatly engraved by J. Course'  Published  c1752 by Robert Sayer London   Full page laid to board  23 x 29 cm. £90 inc delivery




6. A View of the great City of Canton, in China.

  One of the set of copper engravings 'Twelve Views of Chinese Cities, Villages, Streets, Triumphal Arches, and Romantick Prospects; Designd from the Originals done in China, byMr. Heckel, and neatly engraved by J. Course'  Published  c1752 by Robert Sayer London   Full page laid to board  23 x 29 cm. £90 inc delivery

 


8. The Summer-House of a Mandarin, with an artificial Causeway over a large Piece of Water.

slightly toned from white One of the set of copper engravings 'Twelve Views of Chinese Cities, Villages, Streets, Triumphal Arches, and Romantick Prospects; Designd from the Originals done in China, byMr. Heckel, and neatly engraved by J. Course'  Published  c1752 by Robert Sayer London   Full page laid to board  23 x 29 cm. £90 inc delivery




9. The Manner in which Shops in China are distinguished by their Signs.

  One of the set of copper engravings 'Twelve Views of Chinese Cities, Villages, Streets, Triumphal Arches, and Romantick Prospects; Designd from the Originals done in China, byMr. Heckel, and neatly engraved by J. Course'  Published  c1752 by Robert Sayer London   Full page laid to board  23 x 29 cm. £90 inc delivery




10. The fine River and pleasant Town of Josiwoe, in China, with a Rice-Plantation.

  One of the set of copper engravings 'Twelve Views of Chinese Cities, Villages, Streets, Triumphal Arches, and Romantick Prospects; Designd from the Originals done in China, byMr. Heckel, and neatly engraved by J. Course'  Published  c1752 by Robert Sayer London   Full page laid to board  23 x 29 cm. £90 inc delivery



11. A Pleasure house on the Water, where Ladies of the Imperial Court in China amuse themselves with Fishing.

  One of the set of copper engravings 'Twelve Views of Chinese Cities, Villages, Streets, Triumphal Arches, and Romantick Prospects; Designd from the Originals done in China, byMr. Heckel, and neatly engraved by J. Course'  Published  c1752 by Robert Sayer London   Full page laid to board  23 x 29 cm. £90 inc delivery


12. The great and Navigable River of Sangiwonhab, in China, between prodigious Rocks.
Many are images recut from the Dutch traveller Johan Nieuhoff's 'Die Gesantschaft der Ost-Indischen Geselshaft'..., published in Amsterdam, 1669. Nieuhoff (1618 - 1672) traveled with a Dutch ambassadorial mission to Peking and recorded many of the towns, life and nature of Chinese culture which were published in this account. ie the image is from an earlier date than the publication date

 

Tunxo in the Province of Peking/ Chinese Pilgrimage of a whole Village to the Temple Jugangu to obtain a fertile Year. . 


FUNERAILLES CHINOISES tirees de Duhalde

(Funeral in China)  Engraved by Jakob van der Schley, 1715-1779 Issued Paris,   From Histoire des Voyages by Abbe Prevost, 1749 vol 5  fold as issued  £40   good margins inc delivery x 2 avail



A View of a Pagan Temple.
Size. 8.25 H x 12.5 W Inches. Publisher T. Woodward, A. Ward etc. Originally drawn  for a dutch booklet 1744 then reprinted  in  1748
for A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels, from Volume 1, History of the Circumnavigators by  John Harris Full page etc £30




Chinese Husbandmen with their manner of Tillage
Originally from Sydney Parkinson’s Journal of a Voyage to South Seas… reprinted by and included in  Moore Original antique ethnographic print From c.1780; 6.75 x 9.75" (17 x 25 cm) + wide, decorative, borders. Published London c.1782 for Alexander Hogg, 16 Pater-noster Row.from  John Moore's New and Complete Collection of Voyages (1780) £30




Vue de la Grande Muraille du cote par lequel l'Ambassadeur entra a la Chine.
(Great Wall of  China) Engraved by Jakob van der Schley, 1715-1779  Issued Paris,   From Histoire des Voyages by Abbe Prevost, 1749 vol 5  fold as issued  £40 good margins inc delivery x  printed from a more worn plate



Procession d'une nouvelle Mariée qui se rend chez son Mari
(Procession of a newlywed who comes to the home of her husband)  Engraved by Jakob van der Schley, 1715-1779  issued Paris,   From Histoire des Voyages by Abbe Prevost, 1749 vol 5  fold as issued £40 good margins inc delivery



Tour de Porcelaine à Nanking, tirée de Nieuhof.
(Nanking Tower )  Engraved by Jakob van der Schley, 1715-1779  issued Paris,   From Histoire des Voyages by Abbe Prevost, 1749 vol 5  fold as issued £40 good margins inc delivery



Temple de Paulin-Chi,
(Paulin Tower )  Engraved by Jakob van der Schley, 1715-1779  issued Paris, Image size is 17.5 cm x 26 cm   From Histoire des Voyages by Abbe Prevost, 1749 vol 5  fold as issued  £40 good margins inc delivery



Inside of the Temple Jugangu in the Province of Peking  Magicians and Sorcerers,
Copper engraved illustration from Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du Monde. Représentées par des Figures dessinées de la main de Bernard Picart : Avec une Explication Historique, & quelques Dissertations curieuses. Picart (Bernard) & Bernard (Jean-Frédéric)., published in Amsterdam, 1798 by Bernard Picart. One of 243 plates. Full page minor edge tears not near image £55 inc delivery
Japanese Preacher/Xacs,
Copper engraved illustration from Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du Monde. Représentées par des Figures dessinées de la main de Bernard Picart : Avec une Explication Historique, & quelques Dissertations curieuses. Picart (Bernard) & Bernard (Jean-Frédéric)., published in Amsterdam, 1798 by Bernard Picart. One of 243 plates. Full page minor edge tears not near image £55 inc delivery

Tombeau et Village entres Les Baies de Hong-Kong et de Cow-Loon. No.7.
 Hand coloured Lithograph  by Borget  unmounted .Dessiné d'après nature par Aug Borget, lith. par Eug. Ciceri. Imp Lemercier Benard & C.e Paris, Goupil et Vibert édit. . c.1820.]Size   280 x 361mm.  £135 inc delivery x 2



The Procession of  a Chinese Funeral

From 'A new general collection of voyages and travels; consisting of the most esteemed relations, which have been hitherto published in any language; comprehending everything remarkable in its kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America'. (published 1745-47) by John Green, fl. 1730-1753 & Thomas Astley ; engraved by James Basire. Size 35 x 19 cm on laid paper £55 Double page folds as issued complete margins soft crease to base pre Schley and twice the size



A street of Pekin & Nankin /  Banquet in the best Audience Hall
From 'A new general collection of voyages and travels; consisting of the most esteemed relations, which have been hitherto published in any language; comprehending everything remarkable in its kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America'. (published 1745-47) by John Green, fl. 1730-1753 & Thomas Astley ; engraved by James Basire. Size 35 x 19 cm on laid paper £45 some marks x 2



The City of Pekin from Nieuhof

From 'A new general collection of voyages and travels; consisting of the most esteemed relations, which have been hitherto published in any language; comprehending everything remarkable in its kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America'. (published 1745-47) by John Green, fl. 1730-1753 & Thomas Astley ; engraved by James Basire. Size 35 x 19 cm on laid paper £45  mks in margin one blob base rt



The City of Nan Kin from Nieuhof

From 'A new general collection of voyages and travels; consisting of the most esteemed relations, which have been hitherto published in any language; comprehending everything remarkable in its kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America'. (published 1745-47) by John Green, fl. 1730-1753 & Thomas Astley ; engraved by James Basire. Size 35 x 19 cm on laid paper £55 

 



Hoe Chu Fou Toe a Chinese  Fort Near Canton
Dated 1 Mar 1810 from A Picturesque Voyage to India Printed for Longman, Hurst Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row; and William Daniell, No. 9, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square. By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars . One of Fifty hand colored aquatint plates . Approximately 350 x 265 mm.  slightly spotted. Small folio. London, 1810  Mega rare slight matte burn ie shaded from framing £125 inc



Fish Market Canton
  Hand tinted lithograph from Narrative of Commodore Perry’s Trade Expedition to the China Seas and Japan 1852-1854 Narrative authorized by the US Senate and published by US GovernmentDrawn by  Wilhelm Heine 1827-1885 Lithographer: Lith of Sarony & Co. New YORK  Page size 29 x 22.7cm £35 inc delivery



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