Leen Helmink Antique Maps

China by Ignatius Sichelbarth

Cartographer

Ignatius Sichelbarth

Title

Receiving the surrender of the Ili

Published

Paris, 1769

Size

52 x 90 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18706

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 22500

Description

Engraved by Prevost, from a drawing of 1765 by Jesuit Ignatius Sichelbarth, to commemorate the Emperor Qianlong's victory in Central Asia 1755-59. Unobtainable and important view. One of a rare series of sixteen views, engraved for Qianlong in France under the supervision of C.N. Cochin, celebrating the emperor's victory over the muslims of Eastern Turkestan (Xingiang). Large showpiece. Of exceptional importance and rarity.