Pu-Quà Viper-Seller

Pu-Quà. A Viper-Seller. / Un Marchand de Viperes. To the left. At the pole carried over the shoulder the different cases hang. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà. Cantòn. Delin. / Dadley. London. Sculpt. 10⅜ × 8⅜ in (26.3 × 21.2 cm).

According to Lipperheide Le 21 after-engraving about 1810 after Dadley’s print of 1799 (Lipperheide Le 17). – With explanation sheet in German-French parallel text on paper of 17... – Engraving foxing, but not decisively impairing.

“ Il y a plusieurs espece différentes de serpens que les Chinois prennent comme médicine, ou comme nourriture … Les caracteres, qu’on apperçoit sur la petite planche, contiennent la recommandation des vertus des reptiles qu’on voit dessous. ”

Offer no. 14,631 | EUR 148. (c. US$ 179.) + shipping

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“ It’s a truly one-of-a-kind very special item and I congratulate you on having the resources to have found it … You indeed have some wonderful things for sale.

These (ship) plans are indeed an exceptional find, Jan Hendrik, and I THANK YOU for making them available for sale. They are truly unique … Also – may I compliment you on your fantastic website display of the … plans – It is among the most professional and informative website I have ever seen! Mit Vielen Dank!!

Just a quick note to let you know your beautifully packed parcel arrived Friday in excellent condition due to your careful work. THANK YOU for wrapping it so well – certainly better than I could do – and that says a lot. It’s has been a real pleasure working with you … “

(Mr. M. W., from February 3 to March 7, 2011)