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Sketches of China and The Chinese - Auguste Borget

1842 - Tilt & Bogue, London - First (issued simultaneously with the French edition, plates for both were printed by Goupil et Vibert in Paris.
Complete set of this renowned and highly prized collection of plates on China, including view of Hong Kong, Macao, and Canton.

Tinted lithographic title page and thirty two sepia tinted lithographic plates on 25 sheets, together with letterpress text and title page, in later binding by Bayntun Rivière

‘The feeling of superiority to the Chinese, so characteristic of accounts from the 1840s, is absent here. The artist observes with a fresh eye.’ - Lust,
Western Travellers in China. 
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Price HK$ 325,000