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Rare Antique Print-CHINESE FIREWORKS-SKYROCKETS-CHAM-NANKING-de Hooghe-1682
Plate: 'Konst Vyeren.' (Artificial fire / Fireworks.) On this plate: 1. Triple fire tromp. 2. Chan's guards. 3. Fireworks on the outer court. 4. Painted banners with fireworks on spears. 5. Fire lancers. 6. Castles and radars with fireworks. 7. Houses of the Chan and his nobility. 8. Aireal fireworks and skyrockets / dragons. Very rare. Original etching on a verge type hand laid watermarked paper. Description: This scarse etching originates from: 'Curieuse aenmerckingen der bysonderste Oost en West-Indische verwonderens-waerdige dingen; nevens die van China, Africa, en andere gewesten des werelds.', by S. de Vries, published in Utrecht by J. Ribbius, 1682. This splendid work on the curiosities encountered during the ages of exploration abroad contains maps by Sanson d'Abbeville and many etched plates by Romeyn de Hooghe, which are considered some of the most interesting of his oeuvre. Ref: Sabin, 19854; Tiele, 260; Cat. NHSM, 240; Muller, 1565.Artists and Engravers: Author: Simon de Vries (Dutch 1524-1708): Poet, writer and translator, publisher, active in Utrecht. Etcher of plates (not maps) in this work: Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque engraver and caricaturist. De Hooghe was skilled as an etcher, draughtsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for political caricatures of Louis XIV and propagandistic prints supporting William of Orange. During his career, de Hooghe produced over 3500 prints. He also illustrated books, and his illustrations can be found in some of the most important texts of his period. Carthogra … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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