Wang Yuanqi et al: WANSHOU SHENGDIAN TU. (Illustrations of a Glorious Celebration of Long Life). Beijing, 2010. 43, 43, 35, 40 folded leaves. Full page b/w illustrations throughout. 4 vols. 32x21 cm. Stitched, brocade case.
A fine high quality and very clear facsimile of the famous illustrated Qing work Wanshou Shengdian commissioned and published in 1717 to commemorate the 60th birthday of the Kangxi Emperor. The work is also known as 'The Panorama of Peking' The illustrations are taken from work by the Qing court painter Wang Yuanqi and others. The hundreds of illustrations progress through the city of Beijing and the numerous celebrations underway. Shows in huge detail, and with much variety, scenes of everyday life, professions and pastimes as well as the celebrations and parades. Imperial palaces and temples are seen as well as small hutongs and houses. Full page illustrations throughout each volume. Done in a very limited edition of 200 copies. Introductory texts in Chinese. Out-of-print and hard to find.
Subjects: Beijing Illustrated Books
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 632 in printed List 201.
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