A method of Chinese writing Wenceslaus Hollar
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A method of Chinese writing
A figure stands at table and writes on a piece of parchment with a brush; a monkey sits on the floor in the foreground. Inscribed above: 'The Manner of Writing.' Plate from the book An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China...., by John Nieuhoff (London, 1669). John Nieuhoff (1618-1672), Dutch traveller, was appointed steward of the mission to China under Peter van Goyer and Jacob van Keyser, ambassadors of the Dutch East India Company.
Original: copperplate etching. 1699
- Image reference: RS-6189
- The Royal Society
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