Lot 60: GRUEBER, JOHANN, AND ALBERT D'ORVILLE. VOYAGE FAIT A LA CHINE EN 1665. 1673
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Folio (283 x 192mm.), plate with Chinese alphabet on p. of part 1, and portrait of Father Schall on p.23 of part 2, nineteenth-century half calf by Hatton of Manchester, title and p.1 soiled, slightly torn and repaired at edge
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Binding lightly worn.
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Provenance: Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, sale in these rooms, 15 March 2007, lot 3164
Literature: D.F. Lach & E.J. van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe III, i, p.385