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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 429

    After William Alexander

    View of the Great Wall of China, called Van-Lee-Tching, or Wall of Ten Thousand Lee taken near the pass of Cou-Pe-Koo; The Approach of the Emperor of China to his Tent in Tartary, to receive the British Embassador; View of Pai-Loo, improperly called a Triumphal Arch, and of a Chinese Fortress; A View near the City of Lin-Tsin on the Banks of the Grand Canal; View of the Lake Pao-Yng where it is separated from the Grand Canal by an embankment of earth; View of the Suburbs of a Chinese City; View of the Tchin-Shan, or Golden Island in the Yang-Tse-Kiang, or Great River of China; Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge; and View of the Tower of the Thundering Winds on the borders of the Lake See-Hoo, Taken from the Vale of Tombs

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    After William Alexander
    View of the Great Wall of China, called Van-Lee-Tching, or Wall of Ten Thousand Lee taken near the pass of Cou-Pe-Koo; The Approach of the Emperor of China to his Tent in Tartary, to receive the British Embassador; View of Pai-Loo, improperly called a Triumphal Arch, and of a Chinese Fortress; A View near the City of Lin-Tsin on the Banks of the Grand Canal; View of the Lake Pao-Yng where it is separated from the Grand Canal by an embankment of earth; View of the Suburbs of a Chinese City; View of the Tchin-Shan, or Golden Island in the Yang-Tse-Kiang, or Great River of China; Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge; and View of the Tower of the Thundering Winds on the borders of the Lake See-Hoo, Taken from the Vale of Tombs
    engravings from An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China...taken chiefly from the papers of his Excellency the Earl of Macartney, published by G.Nicol, London, 1796
    S. 15¾ x 21½in. (40 x 54.6cm.) (9)


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