Confucius Temple, China Old antique engrved print. Bellin 1762
Title: Interieur d'un Temple d'Idoles tiré de Nieuhof.
Description: Interieur D'un Temple D'idoles, old antique print of a Chinees Temple of Confucius engraver N. Tardieu. Mapmaker Nicolas Bellin.
Cartographer/mapmaker Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London.
Engraved by Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley a Dutch engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart. Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by van der Schley.
Publishers: Prévost, Abbé, 1697-1763 - Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. 1702-1780 - Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.
Sheet app.: 16 x 16.5 cm. 6.25 x 5.5 inches. Image app.: 14 x 12.5 cm. 5.25 x 4.75 inches. Condition: 18th century antique engraved original print, in very good condition, no flaws.