'Palace at Pekin' [Beijing] Wenceslaus Hollar
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'Palace at Pekin' [Beijing]
View of the inner court of the Imperial Palace in Peking [Beijing]. Inscribed above: 'PROSPECT OF Y INNER COURT OF THE EMPEROURS PALACE at PEKIN. Key to numerical annotations as follows: '1.Palace where the Emperour Throne is, 2.The two Ambassadors, 3. Ambassador from the Great Mogul, 4. Twelve snow-white horses, 5.A Herald, 6. Emperours Liffe-guards.' 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-6190
- The Royal Society
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