Ca. 1818. Striking copper engraved view of the famous pagoda, after Stothard. From 'A New and Complete System of Universal Geography' by Christopher Kelly.
The Porcelain Pagoda was built by the Emperor Yongle during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to express his gratitude to his mother. Known as the Grand Bao’en Temple or “temple of repaid kindness", it took 17 years to finish the 257 ft eight sided structure, which was sheathed in color porcelain tiles.
8 x 6", paper 10 1/2 x 8". OCLC: 221726838. Very good condition. Item #24606