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Chretien-Louis-Joseph de Guignes published his account of his seventeen years in China as a merchant and ambassador. He was the interpreter to Isaac Titsign, the Dutch ambassador to the court of Qianlong, Emperor of China. He returned to France in 1801 and his account of his life in China was published as "Voyage a Peking,Manille ... " 1808. The copperplate engravings were engraved by Deseve in Paris.

"Barques Imperiales" depicts the Emperor Qianlong's personal boat.

Copperplate engraving.

193 x 125 mm (Printed surface.)



[CHINESE EMPEROR'S BOAT] Barques Imperiales. Deguignes 1808.

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