Chinese Fortress & Triumphal Arch 1806 charming near miniature antique print
$ 44.00

A Triumphal Arch, and a Chinese Fortress

(Fortress, China, Military)

Charming and very uncommon early 19th century engraved print.

Issued 1806, London by Richard Phillips

Delightfully detailed, sheet is small enough the engraving feels like a miniature scene. Incredible level of expertly rendered detail and shadowing, and also with a great folk-art feel as well. Under the arch a prisoner is being tortured, flags and dragon heads visible, no fewer than 4 different figures are smoking pipes!

Sheet shows some signs of age, light scattered gentle soiling, please view scan carefully.

An actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint of an old print. The sheet could show signs of age difficult to capture digitally, but if we are offering it for sale you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.

A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.

[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].

Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.

Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.

Attractive and appealing old vintage antique print entirely worthy of hanging for display.

A style and manner of depiction entirely unique to this era.

Sheet measures c.  3 3/4" H x  6 3/8" W.

Printed area measures c. 3" H x  5" W