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KIRCHER, A. - [Genteel Chinese woman.]
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[Genteel Chinese woman.] - KIRCHER, A.
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Title : [Genteel Chinese woman.].
Map maker : KIRCHER, A..
Date : Amsterdam, 1667.
Size : 11.9 x 7.8 inches. / 30.3 x 19.7 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :A lovely decorative Chinese print taken from Athanasius Kircher's wonderful work "China Illustrata", published in 1667. It shows a genteel, wealthy Chinese woman (with western features!) holding a hooked wire that supports a small bird perched on a piece of wood, above a table.
Chinese lettering above woman, in an ornate frame. Rich wallpaper, exotic potted plant and garden scenery in background.
Kircher (1602-1680) was a German Jesuit scholar and polymath, who among many other things was fascinated with Sinology.
Condition : In good condition, some minor tiny tears to margins. Good dark impression.
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