Antique Print of Chinese Vessels by Prévost (1748)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1748
  • Overall size: 18 x 25 cm
  • Image size: 14 x 19 cm

Description: Antique print titled 'Diverses Sortes de Barques - Barque du Dragon'. View of Chinese vessels. The top view depicts various types of Chinese barque, including a small vessel at centre that is topped with a high canopy with a shrine on its roof and a pair of large flags. The bottom view is a detailed depiction of a Chinese dragon-boat, heavily ornamented with flags, banners, statuary, and wood-carving. This print originates from Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'.

Artists and Engravers: Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles usually known simply as the Abbé Prévost, was a French author and novelist.