1770 Schley - 'L’Empire de Hya et Partie de Tangut'. Xi Xia. China. - Fine - Map - Travel
'Carte de I’Empire de Hya et partie de Tangut [Map of the Xi Xia Empire and part of Tangut]'
Amsterdam / 1772
Approx 23.0 x 31.0cm, 9 x 12.25 inches
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.