Chinese Barks & Vessels of Burden... A Kind of Galley, Two uncommon ways of catching Fish; the manner of taking Wild Ducks described...from "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary,..." China, Jean Baptiste Du Halde.

Chinese Barks & Vessels of Burden... A Kind of Galley, Two uncommon ways of catching Fish; the manner of taking Wild Ducks described...from "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary,..."

London: Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate, 1738. Copper engraving, 11 x 8 3 3/4" with margins. Map from the Edward Cave folio edition of this important encyclopedic work on Chinese culture, history and society, by a French Jesuit who specialized in China. Du Halde's work inspired great interest in China among Europeans, and was a ground breaking work in geography. The book: Cordier BS 50; Löwendahl 409; Lust 15. Sml. closed tear repaired into print at top. Very good overall. Item #16698

Price: $125.00

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