Shengzu; Shen Yu and Wang Zengqi: TONGBAN 'YUZHI BISHU SHANZHUANG SANSHILIU JING SHI TU'. (Copperplate Edition of the Imperially Commissioned 'Thirty-Six Views and Poems of The Mountain Resort for Escaping the Heat'). Beijing, 2002. 4 pp. leaflet. 36 openings with reproduction of copperplate illustration opposite a poem & commentary, plus an additional 19 openings with reproductions of matching woodcut illustrations. 38x41 cm. Accordion-style.
Facsimile edition of the first work produced in China based on the copperplate printing technology introduced by the Jesuits. The work is a collection of 36 poems attributed to the Kangxi emperor (Shengzu) about scenic spots around his summer palace at Jehol, the 'Bishu Shanzhuang', matched with copper engravings of scenes painted by Shen Yu. The calligraphy has been copied by Wang Zengqi. The work was engraved by Matteo Ripa and printed in 1713. An appendix reproduces woodcut versions of the illustrations made at the Palace for the original 1712 edition in, as it were, traditional media. Text in Chinese only. Now out-of-print.
See: Hummel: Eminent Chinese of the Ch'ing Period, 330.
Subjects: Illustrated Books
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 590 in printed List 196.
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