C1764

Tour de Porcelaine a Nanking. [Nanjing]

Mapmaker:

Johannes Nieuhof (1618 - 1672)

Early French C18th engraved view of the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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S/N: HGDV-0501-ASI-CHI–229305
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Full Title:

Tour de Porcelaine a Nanking. [Nanjing]

Date:

C1764

Mapmaker:

Johannes Nieuhof (1618 - 1672)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

263mm 
x 178mm
AUTHENTICITY
Tour de Porcelaine a Nanking. [Nanjing] - Antique Print from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

Early French C18th engraved view of the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Biography:

Johannes Nieuhof (1618 – 1672) 

Nieuhof worked for the VOC (Dutch East India Company) 1660 -1667 in India, Ceylon and Batavia until 1670. The VOC unsuccessfully tried to break the Portuguese monopoly on trade to Macau so they sent four embassies to Beijing between 1655 and 1685. As purser of the VOC-embassy to Peking Johan Nieuhof in 1655 had special instructions to observe all “farms, towns, palaces, rivers, …” that he might pass by, drawing them “in straight form and figure”. The pictures from these reports encouraged chinoiserie, which became especially popular in the 18th century.

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