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Old Master Print of the Surrender of the Ili, by Ignatius Sichelbarth

Stock number: 18706

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Cartographer

Ignatius Sichelbarth

Title

Receiving the surrender of the Ili

First Published

Paris, 1769

This edition

1769

Size

52 x 90 cms

Technique
Condition

excellent




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.