Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings
1770 Schley Map of the Bukhari (Sinkiang in north-western China) - Travel
J.V. Schley after Bellin
'Carte de la petite Bukharie et pays voisins.'
Amsterdam / 1772
The image size is ca. 12.6 x 9.4 inches. The overall size is ca. 34.8 x 24.2 cms. The image size is ca. 32 x 23.8 cms.
Jakob van der Schley was a skilled draftsman and engraver who operated out of Amsterdam and had strong ties with the Hague. He was trained by Bernard Picart and his style resembles that of the elder man. Van der Schely was known for intricately engraved portraits and frontispieces. He signed most of the plates used in the Hague edition of the Abbe Prevost's Histoire generale des voyages.
Excellent condition on fine strong laid paper.