Antique World Map by Picquet titled ‘Mappe-monde ou description du Globe Terrestre avec les nouvelles decouvertes’. Copper engraved double hemisphere map. Alaska is nearly the correct shape. Tasmania is still shown attached to the mainland of Australia. Nicely engraved with a sunburst and cloud at top.
Engraved by P.J. Picquet. Authors: J. Lattre and C.F. Delamarche.Â Jean Lattre was an 18th. c. French Royal engraver, editor and merchant.
Condition: Good, please study image carefully.
Overall size:Â 40 x 35 cm (including passe-partout)
Image size:Â 23 x 19 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Chinese Punishment of the Rack'.Â Print of Chinese punishment of the rack. TheÂ rackÂ is a torture device consisting of a rectangular, usually wooden frame.Â This print originates from 'The Chinese Empire: historical and descriptive. Illustrating the manners and customs of the Chinese,in a series of steel engravings, from original sketches' by T. Allom
Artists and Engravers:Â Thomas AllomÂ (1804â€“1872) was an English architect, artist, and illustrator, who published books on his travels from Europe to the Middle East and throughout Asia.
- Date: 1859
- Overall size: 27 x 19.5 cm.
- Image size: 23 x 16 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, blank verso. Please study image carefully.