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Watercolour sketches showing all sorts of workers/trades from (probably) the 19th century. It's from the classic Japanese book collection at the National Library and the semi-cartoonic depictions are quite detailed at times. All sorts of trades and crafts are seen from weaving machines to theatre actors and from farming scenes to 1-person mobile kitchens.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on August 09, 2012
Watercolour sketch album featuring Mughal emperors and a few Hindu God(esse)s. Little is known about the history other than the work originates in India, some of the miniatures feature gold and silver highlights and a couple of others didn't get far beyond the pencil sketch stage.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on July 22, 2012
17th century engravings from an important work on China. Author: Olfert Dapper; Illustrator: Jacob van Meurs. The illustrations range from idols and religious buildings to processions, botany, animals and various fanciful absurdities with flying dragons and the like. The book was part of the new 'travel literature' genre but was also serious scholarship and Dapper's works served as models for academic writing. (some of the traditional illustrations are obviously copied from Chinese books or artists)
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on April 24, 2012
Black & white ornament designs from a variety of countries/periods. These are mostly line drawing minimalist renders to demonstrate design shapes for use as models, copying or inspiration. And for occupying bored kids (or adults) on rainy days who like colouring-in.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on November 10, 2011
The first Dutch book on China - resulted from a mid-17th c. diplomatic mission to Peking. Copious engravings were published in the book recording the mission, including ethnographic portraits, pagodas, town and harbour scenic views, together with battle and ceremonial sailing ship illustrations.
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La Perouse's mammoth expedition to Oceania in the 1780s produced wonderful images of local natives, botanical species, scenic views and maps of a huge section of the world. The original engraved plates are of the highest quality as are the illustrations in the book about d'Entrecasteaux's unsuccessful search for the lost La Perouse. The post includes images (of similar diversity and quality) from the search voyage of the 1790s.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on January 24, 2011
Large number of detailed engravings of ceremonies and customs associated with all manner of world religions. This 18th century book was groundbreaking in its introduction to the world of the concept of comparative study of religion. But the illustrations are wonderful (Bernard PIcart/Picard)
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