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Hu Kcu Hyen; Ville de Tong Cheu

Two charmingly designed views of Chinese riverside cities on a single plate from Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, Histoire Generale des Voyages. The view on the left is of Hukou (Hu Kcu Hyen), now a district of the Yangtze River port of Jiujiang in Jiangxi Province. The view on the right is of Tongzhou (Tong Cheu), today a district of Beijing, historically important for its role as the land and water approach to the capital.
Item Number: RS2921
Cartographer: Bellin/van der Schley/Prevost d'Exile
Place & Date: Paris/The Hague / 1755
Size: 11" x 5"
Condition: b&w; overall age toning; minor spotting; margins extended to accommodate volume width
Price: $70.00