Auction or Gallery status
User login

Forgot your password or username?

Shop Catalogue




Publisher: PROBST,G.B.
Title: Le dedans du Palais de l'Empereur de Chine Peking.
Published in: Augsburg, 1760
   
Size: 12.2 x 15.9 inches.
31.0 x 40.5 cm.
Colouring:

Original colours.
Condition: Paper slightly washed and cleaned. General in good condition.
Condition Rating

This so called optical print shows the imperial palace, the Forbidden City in Peking, China. In the foreground a large courtyard is depicted, surrounded by buildings. Three large buildings with yellow roofs stand out. On the left side of the square people stand in front of a stage. On the right a procession takes place.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular speciality establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them.
In the 18th century the optical print or vue optique came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession. The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a lens and a mirror, this requiring the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures.
See our special page about optical prints and peep shows.




map Thumbnail Catalogue  book Catalogue  Category:  Asia | China | China cities | Check Archive |

Click image to zoom old map image
PROBST,G.B. -  Le dedans du Palais de l'Empereur de Chine  Peking.
PROBST,G.B. - Le dedans du Palais de l'Empereur de Chine Peking. high resolution image of old map
Click image to zoom old map image


For more than 40 years we have been selling genuine old maps, atlases, prints, posters. Every item on this site is clearly dated and priced and was engraved on copper, unless otherwise stated.

Measurements exclude the margins and are provided in both millimeters and inches, with height given first.
Colour was done by hand. 'Original colours' means that the item was coloured at, or about, the time of it's original publication. When the term 'Coloured' appears, it means that the map was more recently coloured, likely in this century or at the end of last century.
A colour code is used help and we use a condition rating system. help
In addition, we have created a unique HiBCOR grading system which we believe can assist all collectors in forming a collection. Please take the time to read this.

Certificate of authenticity Warranty
We warranty the authenticity of each map, print, atlas, poster or medieval manuscript described in this catalogue. Our warranty means that there is no time limitation to our guarantee of authenticity and if there is ever discovered that something bought here is not authentic, your money will be returned. We stand by what we sell.
- We try to carefully note any splits, tears, discolouration or other defects and to assist buyers we use a condition rating system that can be found here: help
  Please note that if the condition report does not show any remarks about splits, tears, discolouration, etc. this means there are none to be found in the item described. Splits, tears, discolouration and other defects are carefully noted. In addition we use a condition rating system help
 As a general rule we try to offer maps of a high quality standard

- A certificate of authenticity is provided for each acquired map, print, atlas, poster or medieval manuscript.

- The items in the Fixed-sale catalog are available for immediate purchase without any commission charged.
- Generally, sales are not subject to VAT or Sales Tax; however, we are required by law to add 7% sales tax to the bill of buyers from within the state of Florida.
- There is a shipping fee of $25 per combined shipment (we are happy to combine all your purchases foreach sale into one package) and this one fee will also include handling and insurance.

- We accept checks, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and bank transfers.

FAQ
Click for more details about buying in fix sale gallery, or bidding at auction.
Many answers are likely to find in help section.

Paulus Swaen Internet Auction
is the first internet auction specializing in old maps, Medieval manuscripts and prints. It is a unique place for buying and selling antique maps, atlases, books, and medieval manuscripts.
We are in the map business for 40 years! more
Lot number: 41131
We guarantee the authenticity of this item.
Inquire about this item.

PROBST,G.B. - Le dedans du Palais de l'Empereur de Chine Peking.
zoom


Auction for this item is closed !
Will be included in next auction - come back soon or register now..



Look for other maps of Asia | China | China cities
who are available for sale.

H!BCoR*** help
GRADING
Historical
Beauty
Condition
Rarity

 Add to my gallery  
Like this item?
Thinking about buying later on?
Or just create a virtual collection !
With Wishlist you can collect all
Your Favorite maps in one place
by simply pressing a button!
[ Read More ]
 

 





Item is sold!

Look for other maps of Asia | China | China cities
who are available for sale.