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Carte de la Tartarie Chinoise

Here  it  has  to  come  from

Chinoise, Carte de la Tartarie. With fine large title-cartouche by J. Arrivet,

decorated  i. a.  with  tea-plant  and  tea  set ,

as well as with miles indicator. Map engraving composed by Rigobert Bonne (Raucourt, Ardennen, 1727-1795) in outline color for Lattré in Paris. 1771. 12¼ × 16¾ in (31 × 42.5 cm).

Middle + North China with “PEKIN” in the lower center. – Further Corea & Sakhalin , the Mongolia and Russia till northwards of Lake Baikal. – Typographical watermark.

Offer no. 15,223 / EUR  345. / export price EUR  328. (c. US$ 398.) + shipping

And  here  it  was  drunk  first

L’Asie divisée en ses principaux Etats. With large title-cartouche. Continent map by Jean Janvier. Engraving colored in outline. Paris, Lattré, c. 1770. 12⅜ × 18⅛ in (31.4 × 45.9 cm).

Continent  map. – In the center Beijing, a little west of the center “Petit Tibet” + “Grand Tibet”. Otherwise with Arabia – TurkeyPersia – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan – Siberia – Mongolia – China – Japan – India – Indonesia – Sunda Islands – Borneo – Sumatra – Moluccas . – Relating to the Philippines with the interesting, but erroneous note “Ces Isles ont etée decouvertes par Magellan en 1520” instead of March 1521. More eastwards the entries “I(sle) Guan sans eau” and “Isles vues par Magellan”. – Westwards up to the Red Sea. – Typographic watermark.

Offer no. 15,224 / EUR  345. / export price EUR  328. (c. US$ 398.) + shipping

Some  consider  it  a  fantasy  view  of  Beijing

Marco  Polo’s  Legendary  “Quinzay”

Hangzhou (Hang-chou or Hangchow, south of Shanghai) – Xvntien alias Qvinzay. Bird’s eye general view with numerous ships around the city, based on Marco Polo’s account of the incomparably splendid and legendary capital of the Southern Song with its 12,000 bridges and paved roads southwest of Shang-hai. Title border. Engraving by Matthäus Merian (Basle 1593 – Schwalbach 1650). Inscribed. 7¼ × 10⅛ in (18.3 × 25.7 cm).

Hangzhou (Hang-chou/Hangchow) alias Xvntien. General view by Matthäus Merian

Wüthrich III, p. 340 (erroneously as “Beijing”). –  Especially  fine , early  impression  from the 1st illustrated edition of 1638 of Gottfried’s Archontologia.

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Working  on  China’s  Rise

Colored presentations of professions in stipples by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803) after Pu-Quà from 1799 (the English-French original edition Lipperheide Le 17 in impressions till 1818 and partly trimmed on platemark what is meaningless in regard of the wide white plate margin) and c. 1810 (German-French edition Lipperheide Le 21, sporadically partly trimmed to platemark, too) resp. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn. Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. Enclosed the respective text sheet with short description in parallel text as before.

Pu-Quà, A Woman EmbroideringPu-Quà, A Porter with Fruit Trees and Flowers

A Lame Beggar. / Un Mendiant Boiteux. 12⅛ × 9⅞ in (30.7 × 25.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,620 / EUR  50. (c. US$ 61.) + shipping

A Blacksmith. / Forgeron. With the attributes of his profession over the shoulder. 13¾ × 10 in (35 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,640 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 180.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 9⅞ × 8 in (25.1 × 20.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,639 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 180.) + shipping

A Bonzee begging Alms. / Un Bonze demandant l’Aumone. A priest of the god Fò. 10⅜ × 8⅞ in (26.5 × 22.4 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,598 / EUR  68. (c. US$ 83.) + shipping

A Bricklayer. / Un Maçon de Brique. House construction not different from that in Europe. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26.2 × 22.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,647 / EUR  199. (c. US$ 242.) + shipping

A Carpenter. / Un Charpentier. The itinerant handicraftsman. His toolbox containing everything but the saw in his hand serving him together as chair and work-bench, the stick as composing stick. 13¾ × 10 in (34.8 × 25.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,600 / EUR  178. (c. US$ 216.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26.2 × 22.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,601 / EUR  178. (c. US$ 216.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, A Frog-CatcherPu-Quà, A Porter with Fire-Wood

An Equilibrist. / Faiseur de Tours d’Equilibre. Showing his arts. 11⅜ × 8⅞ in (28.8 × 22.4 cm). – The text leaf with small hole, the image leaf only quite minimally foxing. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,602 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 143.) + shipping

A Fisherman with a Scoop. / Un Pêcheur avec une Écope. With which he catches a sort of small fish in the mud. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.7 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,604 / EUR  158. (c. US$ 192.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 9⅞ × 8 in (25.1 × 20.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,603 / EUR  158. (c. US$ 192.) + shipping

A Fishmonger. / Un Marchand de Poisson. Street vendor, here slicing a carp into pieces. More of them in a tub besides him. 14 × 10⅛ in (35.5 × 25.6 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,606 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 180.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 8⅝ in (26 × 22 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,605 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 180.) + shipping

A Flute-Seller. / Un Marchand de Flûte. He carries his wares in a double bag over his right shoulder while he plays one himself to attract customers. 13¾ × 10 in (34.8 × 25.4 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,609 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 143.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 9 in (26.1 × 22.7 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,608 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 143.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, Serpent-CatcherEquilibristPu-Quà, Tinker

A Frog-Catcher. / Un Pecheur de Grenouilles. By means of fire carried in a wire net. 10⅜ × 8⅞ in (26.4 × 22.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,612 / EUR  75. (c. US$ 91.) + shipping

A Labourer. / Un Laboureur. Transporting two of the typically long and very thin stones needed for construction on his one-wheeled light cart. 10⅜ × 8¼ in (26.4 × 21 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,616 / EUR  145. (c. US$ 176.) + shipping

A Lantern Painter. / Peintre de Lanternes. Doing just this. 10¼ × 8⅜ in (26.1 × 21.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 15,800 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 180.) + shipping

A Female Peasant. / Une Paysanne. Carrying two tubs with manure at the ends of a bamboo pole over her shoulder to the field. 12¼ × 9⅞ in (31 × 25 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,597 / EUR  68. (c. US$ 83.) + shipping

A Pillow-Seller. / Un Marchand d’Oreillers. Carrying the cushions woven from reed at a pole over his shoulder and looking for customers. 10⅜ × 9 in (26.4 × 22.9 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,613 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 180.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, A CarpenterPu-Quà, A BricklayerPu-Quà, A Viper-Seller

A Porter with (expensive) Fire-Wood. / Un Porteur, Portant du Bois a Bruler. Taking a rest at the pole on which he carries two large bundles over the shoulder. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.5 × 25.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,625 / EUR  99. (c. US$ 120.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26.1 × 22.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,624 / EUR  99. (c. US$ 120.) + shipping

A Porter with Fruit Trees and Flowers. / Porteur de Fleurs et d’Arbres Fruitiers. 10⅜ × 8⅜ in (26.3 × 21.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,622 / EUR  128. (c. US$ 155.) + shipping

A Serpent-Catcher. / Un Preneur des Serpens. Demonstrating his technique. 13¾ × 10 in (35 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,638 / EUR  69. (c. US$ 84.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8⅜ in (26.3 × 21.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,637 / EUR  69. (c. US$ 84.) + shipping

A Soldier. / Un Soldat. In his undress – for he “never wears his full uniform but when he is upon particular duty” – during shooting practice. 12 × 9⅞ in (30.6 × 25 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,641 / EUR  75. (c. US$ 91.) + shipping

A Stone-Hewer. / Un Tailleur de Pierres. At work, below a screen preventing chippings harming passers-by. 13¾ × 10 in (35 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,644 / EUR  158. (c. US$ 192.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 9 in (26.4 × 22.7 cm). – Weakly foxing. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,643 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 180.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, A TambourinerPu-Quà, A Pillow-SellerPu-Quà, A Flute-Seller

A Tambouriner. / Joueur de Tambourin. No European equals the Chinese in this play. 14 × 10 in (35.5 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 15,799 / EUR  128. (c. US$ 155.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 8⅞ in (26.2 × 22.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,615 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 143.) + shipping

A Tinker. / Un Chaudronnier. With portable forge, working at the fire. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26 × 22.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,618 / EUR  178. (c. US$ 216.) + shipping

A Traveller. / Voyageur. On foot. His dress shows he is mourning for a deceased. 10⅛ × 8⅝ in (25.7 × 22 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,635 / EUR  75. (c. US$ 91.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, A TravellerChinese Lantern SellerPu-Quà, A Watchman

A Viper-Seller. / Un Marchand de Viperes. At the pole carried over the shoulder the different cases hang. 13½ × 10 in (34.2 × 25.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,632 / EUR  158. (c. US$ 192.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8⅜ in (26.3 × 21.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,631 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 180.) + shipping

A Watchman. / Un Homme de Guet. With far-reaching rights for controlling persons. With a bamboo cane they mark both the time as their own vigilance. And their lanterns the name + district they belong to. 10½ × 9 in (26.8 × 22.7 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,629 / EUR  98. (c. US$ 119.) + shipping

A Woman Embroidering. / Une Brodeuse. Working in front of a bamboo frame. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.7 × 25.5 cm). – In the text further on the invention of silk weaving. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,646 / EUR  189. (c. US$ 229.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8¼ in (26.4 × 21.1 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,645 / EUR  189. (c. US$ 229.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, A BlacksmithPu-Quà, A Lantern Painter


The Chinese Lantern-Seller with the attributes of his profession. Colored aquatint by William Alexander for J. Murray. 1814. 9⅜ × 6⅝ in (23.8 × 16.7 cm). – On Whatman paper of 1812. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,648 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 143.) + shipping

The Chinese Betel Vendor with the attributes of his profession. Colored aquatint by Alexander as above. 1814. 6⅝ × 9⅜ in (16.7 × 23.8 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,971 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 143.) + shipping

Planting of the Young Rice

Rice, Planting of the Young. The rice peasants at work. In the background water-rich mountainous landscape. Lithograph. C. 1840. 5⅞ × 7⅛ in (15 × 18 cm). – BILDER-ATLAS FÜR K. & F., IV. Sect., Products, pl. 19.

Offer no. 12,107 / EUR  76. (c. US$ 92.) + shipping

Rice, The Sifting and Milling of the. The rice peasants at work. In the background nice landscape scenery with mountains as well as water sailed by ships. Lithograph. C. 1840. 5⅞ × 7⅛ in (15 × 18 cm). – Pl. 20 of the set.

Offer no. 12,106 / EUR  76. (c. US$ 92.) + shipping


„ vielen Dank für Ihre Sendung (Würbs, Halle/Saale, von Presslers Garten aus gesehen). Damit war Weihnachten ein voller Erfolg … “

(Frau M. R., 25. Dezember 2011)