BL-00058

Montagnes et Detroits de Sang Wan Hab II - Van Schley (1750)

  • Condition: Gppd, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Small ink spot at the bottom of the print. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1750
  • Overall size: 20 x 27.3 cm
  • Image size: 13.5 x 19.6 cm
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Description: Plate : 'Montagnes et Detroits de Sang Wan Hab'. (Mountains and Strait of Sang Wan Hab.) This plate shows ships in the strait of Sang Wan Hab, China. This original antique print is taken from 'Histoire des Voyages..', by Prevost ca. 1750. Engraving by Jan van Schley.

Artists and Engravers: Jan van Schley, Dutch engraver. Johan Nieuhoff (1618 - 1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India. The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China.