"VANNUNGAM" Original copperplate engraving from "Legatio Batavica ad Magnum Tartariae Chamum Sungteium, Modernum Sinae Imperatorem..." Johan Nieuhof, Jan Nieuhoff.

"VANNUNGAM" Original copperplate engraving from "Legatio Batavica ad Magnum Tartariae Chamum Sungteium, Modernum Sinae Imperatorem..."

[Amsterdam: Jacob Meurs, 1668]. First edition. Print. Original copperplate engraving, sheet size 31 x 35 cm, image size 18.5 x 29.5 cm. Depicts ruins on the banks of a river with boats in foreground, rooftops visible above a wall in the background. Light spotting, horizontal centerfold, overall very good. Very good. Item #21676

Dutch traveler Jan Nieuhoff (1618-1672) was a member the Dutch East India Company, serving as steward on one of their embassies to China from 1655-57. In addition to writing the account of the mission, his sketches and drawings were the basis for the engravings illustrating his books.

Price: $125.00

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