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24 engraved views made for the Emperor of China,
showing the campaign expanding his western territories

[HELMAN, Isidore-Stanislas].

[Suite de seize estampes représentant les conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine, avec leur explication].
With:
(2) [Supplement 1 with views 17-20].
(3) [Supplement 2 with views 21-24].
Paris, Isidore Stanislas Helman, Nicolas Ponce, 1783-1788. Oblong Imperial folio (35 x 48.5 cm). A series of 24 numbered engraved views (plate size 27 x 43 cm; image size 24 x 41 cm), with reproductions of the engraved explanation of the views, in both the earlier state covering views 1-16 and the later state covering views 1-24. Loose prints in folders in a modern archival box.

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€ 50,000
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First-hand account of British sieges during the Peninsular War,by the acting commanding engineer

JONES, John Thomas and Charles GOSSELIN (translator). Journaux des siéges entrepris par les alliés en Espagne, pendant les années 1811 et 1812; suivis de deux discours sur l'organisation des armées anglaises, et sur les moyens de la perfectionner... traduit de l'anglais...
Paris, Ancelin and Pochard, 1821. 8vo. With 9 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 650
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New siege game

[MILITARY - BOARD GAME]. Nieuw belegeringspel.
[Amsterdam, ca. 1880]. Large chromolithographed plate (46 x 60 cm), with a board game consisting of 56 squares, with at the head and on the upper right the rules of the game, and at the foot and lower right an illustration of a field battle. Full description
€ 200
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