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        The Peking Observatory

        French School, (18th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 1785. Jean Baptiste du Halde (1674-1743) Jesuit historian, he complied his 'Description g�ographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise' from the reports of Jesuit missionairies in China. Image shows the Ancient Observatory in Beijing, built in 1442. Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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