Chinese Floating Town Boat Rowers Clad Cocoa Leaves 1777 antique engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
A Chinese Floating Town & Chinese Batsiang, or Boats Covered with Mats, the Rowers of Which are Clad in Cocoa Leaves
(Rowing Underneath Stone Arch, Beautiful Unique Cityscape)
Issued 1777, London
Charming original antique engraved print. Set within an ornate engraved frame like border which adds a most appealing visual impact.
wow, makes you wonder, did these Chinese people ever really wear hats & cloaks of cocoa leaves like these or is this made up?
Printed in the late 18th century, the hand made paper has gently age toned as always, but which remains sound, mostly clean & well preserved.
A lovely ethnic image which is not often seen, and is perfect for display.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The zoomable image is a major part of the item description. Please examine closely, as what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].
In Good+ to near Very Good or better condition; normal uniform minor age toning to sheet as typical, light waviness, light minor edge wear, and small staining or spotting. Overall the printed image is clean, well preserved and very attractive.
A fascinating antique printed image which any collector, dealer, institution or person of artistic taste would be happy to own and display.
Sheet measures c. 13 3/4" H x 8 7/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 10" H x 5 7/8" W