Duché de Vancy, Gaspard

1797

Vue de Macao en Chine

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Vue de Macao en Chine (Macau)

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Very attractive copperplate engraved view of the former Portugese colony of Macau as it existed in 1787. Macau is now a special administrative region of China.

Drawn by Gaspard Duchè de Vancy, a French artist of the 18th century. From the "Atlas du Voyage de La Perouse" published by Jean-Francois La Perouse. La Perouse led a scientific exporation to the Pacific from 1785, accompanied by Duchè de Vancy, and sent the drawing on which this engraving is based to France in 1788 with the intention of returning home by 1789. Departing Botany Bay, Australia in March 1788 neither La Perouse, his ships the Boussole or Astrolabe, nor his men were ever seen again. Number 40.

Believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced by the French Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced on museum-quality paper from the original plate by a master printer. V. 26.

CREATOR: Duché de Vancy, Gaspard

PUBLICATION DATE: 1797

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: China

BODY OF WATER: South China Sea

CONDITION: Very Good  On thick wove cream-colored paper. Clean, bright with wide platemarks.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Masquelier, Louis J.

SIZE: 16 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 55

PRICE: $


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