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Sineesche-paapen/Chinese priests and monks

From J. Nieuhof 1669 Size 10×16 cm image on text page wood/copper engraving in text  From Atlas Chinensis; Being a Second Part of a Relation of Remarkable Passages in two Embassies from the East India Company of the United Provinces to the Vice-Roy Singlamong and General Taising, Lipovi, and to Konchi, Emperor of China and East Tartary. published 1672 copperplate engraving  originally published in Dutch by the trade diplomat johan Nieuhof / Jan Nieuhoff, but translated into English by the British mapmaker and publisher John Ogilby in 1669 and again in 1673. His translation included extra material from different publications, such as extracts from Athanasius Kircher’s China Illustrata (1667). .£25




Sineesche Boeren Vilageois Chinois
From J. Nieuhof 1669 Size 10×16 cm image on text page wood/copper engraving in text  From Atlas Chinensis; Being a Second Part of a Relation of Remarkable Passages in two Embassies from the East India Company of the United Provinces to the Vice-Roy Singlamong and General Taising, Lipovi, and to Konchi, Emperor of China and East Tartary. published 1672 copperplate engraving  originally published in Dutch by the trade diplomat johan Nieuhof / Jan Nieuhoff, but translated into English by the British mapmaker and publisher John Ogilby in 1669 and again in 1673. His translation included extra material from different publications, such as extracts from Athanasius Kircher’s China Illustrata (1667). .£25



Roy et Reine de la Chine Avant Linvasion des Tartares - Der Koenig und Koenigin von China, von den Einbruch der Tartarn

Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' Frankfurt, 1684/5 reprinted 1719 ( ie cannot be positive re edition not that old personally )15 x 11 cm £30 scarce




Graeber der Chineser - Tomeeaux Chinois.

Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' Frankfurt, 1684/5 reprinted 1719 ( ie cannot be positive re edition not that old personally )15 x 11 cm £30 scarce



Chinese Customs /Ein Chineser. - Chinois.

Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' Frankfurt, 1684/5 reprinted 1719 ( ie cannot be positive re edition not that old personally )15 x 11 cm £30 scarce x 2




Palace of Peking Der Pallast zu Peking .

Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' Frankfurt, 1684/5 reprinted 1719 ( ie cannot be positive re edition not that old personally )15 x 11 cm £30 scarce x2






Roy Tartare de la Chine /King of Tartary,


Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' but the French 1683 edition 15 x 11 cm £25 scarce x 2




Tour de Porcelaine


Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' but the French 1683 edition 15 x 11 cm £25 scarce 



Der Taertarische Koenig von China.

Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' Frankfurt, 1684/5  but was reprinted 1719 15 x 11 cm £30 scarce x 2




Paolinxi

Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' Frankfurt, 1684/5 reprinted 1719 ( ie cannot be positive re edition not that old personally )15 x 11 cm £30 scarce x2

Iedo Palace . .  Japan ?

Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' Frankfurt, 1684/5 reprinted 1719 ( ie cannot be positive re edition not that old personally )15 x 11 cm £30 scarce

   

Chinese Sepuchres / Chinese Husbandmen
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 Nathaniel Parr Size 23 x 19 cm on laid paper £30 some have light offsetting




Miaco/  Macow

Copper-engraving, full page with good margins, published in Allain M. Mallet's description of the world. 'Description de L'Univers' Frankfurt, 1684/5 reprinted 1719 ( ie cannot be positive re edition not that old personally )15 x 11 cm £30 scarce



The fortress of Tyen-tsing-wey, on the utmost border eastward of the province of Pe-king, where 3 rivers meet. 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 George Child. Size 23 x 19 cm on laid paper £30 some have light offsetting


 
 

The Tower of Nanking / Triumphal Arch



Two engravings on one copper-plate by Edward Rooker (British, 1711-1774) Original antique ethnographic print From c.1780; (17 x 25 cm) + wide, decorative, borders. Published London c.  1782 for Alex HOGG, 16 Pater-noster Row.from  John Moore's New and Complete Collection of Voyages (1780) reprinted from "Modern History: or, the Present State of all Nations," by Thomas Salmon, published by Bettesworth & Hitch, London, 1739£30




 The Idol Dabis/ Chinese Idols



Two engravings on one copper-plate by Edward Rooker (British, 1711-1774) Original antique ethnographic print From c.1780; (17 x 25 cm) + wide, decorative, borders. Published London c.  1782 for Alex HOGG, 16 Pater-noster Row.from  John Moore's New and Complete Collection of Voyages (1780) reprinted from "Modern History: or, the Present State of all Nations," by Thomas Salmon, published by Bettesworth & Hitch, London, 1739 £30



,.  1. A Chinese Prostitute 2. View of a large Street of one of ye Trading Cities in China . 

Two engravings on one copper-plate Issued in John Harris's 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca', or 'A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.  Commissioned under King George II of England, published London, 1748. Image 32.5 x 23.5cm  £30.  .3 copies whole page complete good margins




Begging Devotees who stroll thru' China  and extort Alms

by Edward Rooker (British, 1711-1774) Original antique ethnographic print From c.1780; (17 x 25 cm) + wide, decorative, borders. Published London c.  1782 for Alex HOGG, 16 Pater-noster Row.from  John Moore's New and Complete Collection of Voyages (1780) £15 . . 5 copies



The Embassadors Entry Through The Famous Chinese Wall. 

Engraving on one copper-plate Issued in John Harris's 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca', or 'A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.  Commissioned under King George II of England, published London, 1748. Image 32.5 x 23.5cm  £15 whole page complete good margins edge tear some age toning image  ie poorly copy of top engraving HeatonsBridge of Cut Stone & Entrance to a Temple, Simoda   Hand tinted d 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 Government Drawn by  Wilhelm Heine 1827-1885 Lithographer: P. S. Duval & Co. Philadelphia Page size 29 x 22.7cm 



 Inside of the Temple Jugangu in the Province of Peking. 

Engraving on one copper-plate Issued in John Harris's 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca', or 'A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.  Commissioned under King George II of England, published London, 1748. Image 32.5 x 23.5cm  £15 whole page complete good margins edge tear some age toning image

Temple de Quang Qua Myau
 Engraved by Jakob van der Schley, 1715-1779 Issued Paris, From Histoire des Voyages by Abbe Prevost, 1749 but a bilingual Dutch and French edition   fold as issued  £25   Page 20 x 25 cm unmounted
Vue d'une rue de Nan - King
 Engraved by Jakob van der Schley, 1715-1779 Issued Paris, From Histoire des Voyages by Abbe Prevost, 1749 but a bilingual Dutch and French edition   fold as issued  £25   Page 20 x 25 cm unmounted

Audience of leave. 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 23 x 19 cm on laid paper £20 some have light offsetting



View of the Porcelain Tower at Nankin in China
 Antique copper engraving by Angus after a picture by Stothard, published in The Geographical Magazine New System of Geography William Martyn 1793 scarce .  Size 18 x 14.5 cms rare £30 unmounted


Nankin (Nanjing)

Antique copper engraving by  George Cooke, published in A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in Various Parts of Asia: published in 1819  by John Pinkerton printed by Londmans . Image size 22 x  14.5 cm a few marks in sky but rare £30 unmounted



The City of Shau Chew  Fu

Antique copper engraving by  George Cooke,originally  from Nieuhof published in A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in Various Parts of Asia: published in 1819  by John Pinkerton printed by Londmans . Image size 22 x  14.5 cm a few marks in sky but rare £30 unmounted
A View of Pekin, the Capital of China

A View of Pekin, the Capital of China" (Beijing)
Antique copper engraving by M Craig,  ( Artist ) , J Wallis,  ( Engraver ). London, Wallis,  1805.  10" x 8" copper Engraving, plus margins with full plate mark. scarce early pic published Brightly & Kinnersley, Bungay in Suffolk, from  Rev. E.Blomfield's A Complete and Universal Dictionary.  1805  £30 x 3






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A Mandarin and his Wife, with a view of a Temple on the Banks of the Yellow River in China

A Mandarin and his Wife, with a view of a Temple on the Banks of the Yellow River in China
Antique copper engraving by M Craig,  ( Artist ) , J Wallis,  ( Engraver ). London, Wallis,  1805.  10" x 8" copper Engraving, plus margins with full plate mark. scarce early pic published Brightly & Kinnersley, Bungay in Suffolk, from  Rev. E.Blomfield's A Complete and Universal Dictionary.  1805  £30 sent cleaned


Imperial palace/ Der Kaiser Pallast
 Engraving on steel by Borniger in 1850. Published (Eigenthum de Verleger ) d Kunstanst d Bibliogr de Heildbh from The Bibliographisches Institut original version of journal, Meyer's Universum, from 1833 to 1864. Image  size 8.6x13 cm,Unmounted  £15 



Summer  palace/ Der Kaiserlische  Sommerpallast
in the English Version labelled the Imperial Gardens
 Engraving on steel by Borniger in 1850. Published (Eigenthum de Verleger ) d Kunstanst d Bibliogr de Heildbh from The Bibliographisches Institut original version of journal, Meyer's Universum, from 1833 to 1864. Image  size 8.6x13 cm,Unmounted  £15 x 4


Peking in China
 Engraving on steel by Borniger in 1850. Published (Eigenthum de Verleger ) d Kunstanst d Bibliogr de Heildbh from The Bibliographisches Institut original version of journal, Meyer's Universum, from 1833 to 1864. Image  size 8.6x13 cm,Unmounted  £15 x 4



Island and Fort Que moy
Original antique steel engraving  drawn by C. Graham, engraved by A. H. Payne published Brain Payne London 1844-7 for  Payne's Universum or Pictorial World .Image size 16 x 10+ cm Unmounted £15 x 3


H.M. Ships Imogene and Andromache passing the Batteries of the Bocca Tigris
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted



Island of Amoy
Original antique steel engraving  drawn by C. Graham, engraved by A. H. Payne published Brain Payne London 1844-7 for  Payne's Universum or Pictorial World .Image size 16 x 10+ cm Unmounted £15 edge tear in margin


Scene in the Suburbs of Ting-hae
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted



Great temple at Honan Canton
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted


  The Proof-Sword Rock, Hoo-Kew-shan
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted



  The Foochun Hill, in the Province of Che Keang
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted



Verpflanzung des Reis - Amoy von der Außenseite des Hafens betrachtet".  Rice Planting/ Amoy Harbour/ Xiamen
Steel  engraved  two  images to a page prints from Carl Mayers Kunst-Anstalt / Kunstanstaltä in Nürnberg /Carl Mayers Nuremberg Art Institute . Image Size 10.7 x 15.2 cm Most engravings done to artwork by Fritz Bamberger Stunning quality  £18 unmounted



Altar Piece of of Yun Stzoo Stzee Temple Ting Hai
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £15 hand tinted creased corner


  The Ou-Ma-too or Five Horses Heads
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted



  A Devotee Consulting the Sticks of Fate
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted


Punishment of the Bastinade
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted x 2 one repaired to margin




  The Woo-Tang  Mountains
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted


Coal Mines at Ying-Tih
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted £30 hand tinted



Temple of Buddha, Canton,
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted


Punishment of the Tcha or Cangue. Ting-hai
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted £30 hand tinted



Cotton Plantations at Ning-po
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted x 2
 

Chinese Opium Smokers
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted £15 hand tinted mucky x 2




Joss House, Chapoo Death of Col. Tomlinson
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted


  Chinese Marriage Procession /at the Blue-cloud Creek, Chin-Keang-foo.
Antique steel, engraving from "China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn, from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright,"
 four volumes: 1843-1847 Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London and Paris  All have large borders Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted  £30 hand tinted



Canton  'after a native Painting, '

Original antique steel engraving  drawn by  H.Melville, engraved by Henry Jorden (fl.1828-1836), published by Fisher, son and Co. 1845. 15.5 x 9 cm. £15 unmounted



Port of Ting Hae
Original antique steel engraving  drawn by C. Graham, engraved by A. H. Payne published Brain Payne London 1844-7 for  Payne's Universum or Pictorial World .Image size 16 x 10+ cm Unmounted £15 slightly mucky ie surface soiling  x 3

 

Tiger Island Entrance of the Canton River
Original antique steel engraving drawn by C. Stanfield, engraved by E. Goodall. Published in China Illustrated, 1843 Size 175 x 245mm Unmounted £12 slightly mucky




Jugglers Exhibiting in the Court of a Mandarin's Palace
Original antique steel engraving drawn by  Thomas Allom from China Illustrated or Select Engraving by Thomas Allom (1804-1872) | Printed in Four Volumes in London Between 1843 and 1847 Edited  by G.H. Wright hand tinted but toned page £15 unmounted

 
 

Sketch of the Chinese Wall, Military Post, Watch-tower, and Pagoda

Antique copper engraving from Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending, Under One General . ..  by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones  Issued in 24 volumes from 1796-1828 Hand coloured £25 unmounted loss to corner


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China Page 1

China  Page 2  including some maps

China  3 

China  4

China 5


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