Reed, Marcia & Demattè, Paola ed: CHINA ON PAPER. European and Chinese Works from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century. Los Angeles, 2011. ix, 236 pp. 35 colour and 66 b/w illustrations. 29x22 cm. Paper.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. The striking and rare illustrated books, maps, and prints featured are some of the most notable printed works produced at the dawn of the era of global trade to present China to Europe and to bring Western science, religion, and art to China. From a Chinese translation of the rosary to French editions of Confucian classics, from a monumental map of the world to a magnificent set of engravings of the European Palaces at Yuanmingyuan built by Jesuits at the behest of the Qianlong emperor, these works on paper reveal a compelling and largely hidden history of mutual curiosity and fruitful collaboration at a time when few people travelled far from home. Interesting essays and descriptions accompany. Paperback edition.
Subjects: Reference Rare Books
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 558 in printed List 201.
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