Humblot, A. (drawn by). H. Fletcher (engraved by).
No date. [ 1738].
Copper plate engraving, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches on sheet 10 x 16 inches. Couple of edge tears at upper edge, one just entering the image, couple of tiny chips at upper edge, overall light toning and scattered foxing to lower margin. The engraving features a finely engraved selection of images relating to ships and fishing in 17th and 18th century China. This is a plate from Du Halde's "A description of the empire of China and Chinese-Tartary: together with the kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet: containing the geography and history (natural as well as civil) of those countries" published in London in 1738. Originally published in French in 1735, this was an encyclopedia compendium by Jesuit priest Jean Baptiste Du Halde of the written accounts of some 27 Jesuits in China, documenting the history and customs of the country. Item #49522
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