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[Dian Shi Zhai] Wu Youru hui 吴友如绘, Jing Li 经莉. Shen jiang sheng jing tu 画家:吴友如绘,经莉,Wu Youru hui, Jing, Li. (artists)

Title :

《申江胜景图》画家:吴友如绘,经莉 [Shen jiang sheng jing tu Wu Youru hui, Jing Li. (artists)].

Place, editor, year  :

Shanghai, 上海, 點石齋畫報, 光緒 十(Dian Shi Zhai, 1884).

Size :

2 vols 15 x 25, 5 cm., wrappers, orig. block printed labels on upper cover (partly lacking on Vol. I), numerous illustrations.

Comments :

第一版. First edition. Seal of 呉万琴蔵閲書Wu Wanqin on the first page.

Shenjiang sheng jing tu (Renowned Scenes of Shanghai) provides a valuable record of the physical and human geography of Shanghai from the late 19th century, and is one of the earliest “scenic views” handbooks, preceding photographic albums of the same nature. “Shen Jiang” is an alternate name for the Huangpu river that runs through Shanghai (Shen 申 being an ancient name for Shanghai).

The book, divided into two chapters, or juan 卷, illustrates a wide variety of social customs and famous sites, from cottage industries, gardens and parks, the harbor, manufacturing centers, and public entertainments to the precincts of foreigners and their activities. Each picture occupies two facing pages and is followed by a poetic treatment of the scene depicted, written in a variety of script styles.

Geographical area :

Asie orientale et méridionale

Language :

Chinois

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