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Namkun. of. ou Nankang.

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Article ID ASC1098
Artist Ogilby (1600-1676)
John Ogilby was a Scottish translator, impresario and cartographer. Best known for publishing the first British road atlas, he was also a successful translator, noted for publishing his work in handsome illustrated editions.
Title Namkun. of. ou Nankang.
Year ca. 1673
Description
Decorative view of the city Nanking with off shore ships in the foreground. Nanjing is a city situated in the heartland of the lower Yangtze River region in China, which has long been a major centre of culture, education, research, politics, economy, transport networks and tourism. Under the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), the Nanjing area was known as Jiangning and served as the seat of government for the Viceroy of Liangjiang. Nanjing was invaded by British troops during the close of the First Opium War, which was ended by the Treaty of Nanjing in 1842. As the capital of the brief-lived rebel Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (founded by the Taiping rebels in the mid-19th century, Nanjing was known as Tianjing, "Capital of Heaven".
Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)18,5 x 28,5
ConditionTear on lower part perfectly restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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