La Guerre de Chine - Grand Panorama Illustré Historique et Anecdotique - Texte et Dessins de Fortavion - G. C. de Fortavion 1862 - Pont-à-Mousson, Paris - First Edition Oblong folio album of 16 lithographic plates, each accompanied by explanatory text leaf, on boards with hand-coloured lithographed view to upper cover, and lithographed view of Tianjin to lower cover. Housed in modern folding brown cloth case, spine lettered in gilt.

‘The attractive plates show details of fleets, battles and encampments, during General Montauban's campaign in China with the allied army in 1860. The views include Canton, the procession of the Chinese plenipotentiaries at the camp in Tien-Tsin, the Summer Palace, the taking of Pekin and the triumphant entry of the allied armies in Peking’ (Wittockiana,
Western Travellers in China).
  References: Wittockiana, Western Travellers in China Discovering the Middle Kingdom, 71. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 4146. Löwendahl, China Illustrata Nova, 1265.

Provenance: Small ticket with number ‘480’ attached to upper cover.

Oblong folio (47.7x31.6cm), [2] 16 sheets of plates accompanied by 16 pages of text on 16 sheets [2]. Spine rebacked in cloth.
  Condition: Very good, new cloth spine, rubbing to edges, light scattered spotting to plates, rubbing to covers. Folding case, fine.   Ref: 109649   Price: HK$ 50,000