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Book Illustration, Description géographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise . . . , tom. II, (a) Sommes et barques Chinoises (Chinese boats), (b) Espace de galère (Galley space), (c) Barque en forme de dragon pour une feste qui se celebre chaque année (Barge in the form of a dragon for an annual festival), (d) Differentes sortes de batteaux (Different kinds of boats), (e) Radeau (Raft), 192

This is a book illustration. It was written by Jean Baptiste De Halde and published by Henri Scheurleer. It is dated 1736. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Smithsonian Libraries department.

Jean-Baptiste Du Halde was a French Jesuit historian. Although he never traveled to China, he compiled reports from Jesuit missionaries and assembled an encyclopedic survey of the history, culture, and society of China. First published in France, this had a significant impact on European society in the 18th century and inspired the craze for chinoiserie (the use of Chinese decorative motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture). A later English translation, published in 1741, carried the fashion for the Far East to England, where it was popular for many years.

It is credited Collection of Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 25.5 × 53 cm (10 1/16 × 20 7/8 in.)

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