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Nanking Tower, Hand Colored Engraving (1842)


This beautiful octagonal nine-story tower is located in the city of Nanking, China. This elegant depiction is hand-colored with copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri. This illustration comes from Italian designer Giulio Ferrarrio's book, "Il Costume Antico e Modern di Tutto" (Outfits of the Ages and Modern Day), published in Florence in 1842. Over a century and a half ago! 

Size: 5 1/2 x 9" 

Condition: Age appropriate wear. Paper toning in accordance with the print's age. Marks/stains as per photo. Wear around the edges and minor paper loss might be present in some prints. Please refer to each print's photo to get a better understanding of the condition. Very light text offsetting.