[Architectural plan of the Ti vang myau and the Que tse Kyen, Halls of Ceremony, from "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary,..." China, Jean Baptiste Du Halde.

[Architectural plan of the Ti vang myau and the Que tse Kyen, Halls of Ceremony, from "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary,..."

London: Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate, 1738. Copper engraving, 8 1/2 x 13 1/4". Floorplans of two temples, 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. Very good overall. Item #16720

Price: $175.00

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