Antique Print-SEDAN CHAIR-CARRIED-CHINESE-OFFICIAL-SOLDIERS-Johan Nieuhof-1668

Price: € 52,50

Subject: Original antique print, titled: Salla Gestatoria - draag-zetel. It shows: A Chinese official carried in a sedan by seven carriers. A procession of soldiers in front and behind.
Condition: Very good, given age. Bottom margin cropped close to the platemark. Upper margin with a small nick, and slight discolouration.
Medium: Etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 13 cm. The image size is ca. 16.5 x 10.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 7.3 x 5.1 inch. The image size is ca. 6.5 x 4.1 inch.
Part Number: 38520
Location: RC-A8-37
Description: This print originates from: a Latin edition ('Legato Batavica ad Magnum Tartariae Chamum Sungeium, Modernum Sinae Imperatorem Historiarum Narratione') of Johan Nieuhof's famous travel account to China..

Artists and Engravers: Engraver unknown. Original painting or design by: Johan Nieuhof. Published by Jacob van Meurs in 1668. Johannes Nieuhof (1618-1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India. The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657 as part of a Dutch envoy, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China.