Wu Youru artist: SHENJIANG SHENGJING TU. (The Famous Sights of Shanghai). Nanjing, 2003. 70, 66 folded leaves, over 60 double page b/w illustrations. 2 vols. 28x18 cm. Stitched, brocade case.
GBP 100.00
Facsimile of this work on the sights and scenes of Shanghai as seen in the 1880s. With illustrations by Wu Youru. Shows the famous traditional sights such as Yu Garden, Longhua Temple, the Bund and the foreign concessions and also famous restaurants, places of entertainment, the foreign influence and the life of the city. The (lithographic) illustrations are from early in Wu's career but already show the style of the Dianshizhai and Feiyingge publications. There are over 60 double page black-and-white illustrations each accompanied by a descriptive poem. First published in 1884 by the Dianshizhai publishing house. In Chinese.
Subjects: Illustrated Books Shanghai
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 686 in printed List 196.
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