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ASTLEY, Th. - The observatory of Peking from Le Comte.
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The observatory of Peking from Le Comte. - ASTLEY, Th.
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Title : The observatory of Peking from Le Comte..
Map maker : ASTLEY, Th..
Date : London, 1746.
Size : 5.9 x 8.9 inches. / 15.0 x 22.7 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :The observatory in Peking, in which there are very large instruments, an Equinoctial Sphere, a Celestial Globe, a Zodiacal Sphere, Azimuthal Horizona, Quadrant, and a Sextant. The Peking Observatory was equipped by Ferdinand Verbiest, a Flemish Jesuit missionary in Peking in the late 1660s.
Engraved by Child after an engraving from Le Comte's 'Voyage au Chine,' and published in a 18th century compendium of important travel writing: "A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels"
Condition : A good and dark impression. Wide margins.
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