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HABILLEMENS D'HOMMES & DE FEMMES DE DIVERSE PROVINCES DE LA CHINE AVEC UN DES PL
- [Paris? n.d. ca.1710-20]. A single large broad side, hand- colored, very good, center fold, print size ca. 43 x 37.5 cm with inset text, and 13 individual border illustrations.RARE A grand work. Illustrated with 13 portraits of various Chin- ese people: Femmes de Honan, Xanfi, Chekiang, Fokien. Also paifans de Suchuen, Huqueng, doceuir de Nankin, soldat de Quicheu & Quansi,Jesuit of China [likely an Italian Catholic priest], and the Roy de la Reme des Tartares Chinois. With a large center view of a grand river running under a stone bridge and waterfall. The lower portion is with a lengthy French language text discussing China, her army, population, forts & c.&c. Each portrait is found in a cartouche,with an elaborately dressed individual. Superbly done, highly deocrative work, a handsome addition to any library display. .
      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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