China, [circa 1830], Folio, (28 x 24 cm), Original Bevelled Wooden Boards, Mounted Title on Upper Board, rubbed, with 42 Fine Gouache and Watercolour Brush Drawings, many illuminated in Gold and Silver, within a Light Blue Frame. Folding Concertina Style. Each Drawing has a small title label printed on red glazed paper, giving the name of the tribe.
A Fine Manuscript with 42 Watercolour Drawings.
A Splendid Album representing the various minorities living in China and their professions.Including the Dingling, Fufuluo, Gaoche, Huihe, Minyue, Nanyue, Qidan, Rouran, Ruzhen, Saken, Sushen and others.
The peoples and their professions are represented in the following examples including:
A Warrior on his horse in a magnificent blue cloak; a Lance-Bearer; an Armour -Bearer with a shield; a Fisherman with his Fish-Net; a Porter; a Farmer with his Grey Water-Buffalo, a Cowherd; A Hunter with a Kid on his back; a Tea Seller with a basket and musical instrument on his back; An Actor from a Theatre with Masks; Two Musicians with a bamboo musical instrument;A woman churning butter; etc
A Brightly Coloured Manuscript in very good condition.