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Confucius Humblot - Drawing. Public domain image.

Confucius Humblot - Drawing. Public domain image.

"Confucius: The Most Celebrated Philosopher of China." From the Dutch reprinting of Du Halde's 1735 Description of China, Vol. II, p. 343. Français : "Confucius: Le plus celebre Philosophe de la Chine." Tom. II, P. 343.

Whampoa from Dane's Island

Whampoa from Dane's Island

Whampoa, from Dane's Island The Whampoa anchorage and Changzhou Island (Dane's Island) in the Pearl River in Guangzhou (Canton).

Confucius Sinarum Philosophus portrait

Confucius Sinarum Philosophus portrait

The portrait of Confucius from Confucius, Philosopher of the Chinese. Latina: "孔夫子 cvm fv çu sive confvcivs, qui et honoris gratiâ 仲尼 chvm nhij dicitur, Philosophorum Sinensium Princeps; Oriundus fuit ex oppi... More

Le Pere Ferdinand Verbiest - Public domain portrait engraving

Le Pere Ferdinand Verbiest - Public domain portrait engraving

Jesuit missionary Ferdinand Verbiest Detail of engraving taken from image shown in Image:Jesuites en chine.jpg, whose provenance is shown below: description : illustration de la mission chinoise des jésuites Pr... More

Adam Schall - Public domain portrait engraving

Adam Schall - Public domain portrait engraving

A portrait of German Jesuit Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1592–1666), who was a Jesuit missionary in China (Ming and Qing dynasties) from 1622 to his death in 1666. Hand-colored engraving, 31.1 x 21 cm.

Boym - A black and white drawing of a man reading a book

Boym - A black and white drawing of a man reading a book

Polski: Prawdopodobny portret Michała Boyma, rycina z dzieła Athanasiusa Kirchera China Illustrata, Amsterdam 1667, Biblioteka Narodowa, licencja PD, źródło: Polona English: Michał Boym, woodcut

Apartment in a Mandarin House

Apartment in a Mandarin House

Life in Qing Dynasty era. Public domain image related to Chinese history, government, and politics, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Medhurst's China

Medhurst's China

From Medhurst, William; China: Its State and Prospects; John Snow; London 1838

The battle at the mountain Dongjiao

The battle at the mountain Dongjiao

中文:清乾隆《平定廓爾喀得勝圖》之《攻克東覺山之圖》。 English: The battle at the Mount Dhunchay, a scene of the Gurkha Campaign (Nepal) 1792 - 1793

The Campaign at Jielai, Qing Dynasty

The Campaign at Jielai, Qing Dynasty

A scene of the Chinese Campaign against the Miao (Hunan) 1795中文(简体): 平定苗疆之捷来图

The Victorious Battle of Baomushan, Qing Dynasty

The Victorious Battle of Baomushan, Qing Dynasty

A scene of the Chinese Campaign against the Miao (Hunan) 1795中文(简体): 平定苗疆战役之一——攻克操木山

A Street in Canton

A Street in Canton

A street in Canton.

Frontispiece to China illustrated by Athanasius Kircher.

Frontispiece to China illustrated by Athanasius Kircher.

Frontispiece for Athanasius Kircher's 1667 China Illustrated, published at Amsterdam by Elisée or Elizaeus Weyerstraet and Jan Janszoon van Waesberghe, depicting Adam Schall, an angel, and Matteo Ricci display... More

'Robur the Conqueror' by Léon Benett 23

'Robur the Conqueror' by Léon Benett 23

An illustration from Jules Verne's novel "Robur the Conqueror" drawn by Léon Benett. Polski: Ilustracja powieści Juliusza Verne'a "Robur Zdobywca" autorstwa Léona Benetta. Français : Jules Verne: "Robur-le-... More

Découverte de la Terre 019 - Public domain old map

Découverte de la Terre 019 - Public domain old map

An illustration from Jules Verne's essay "Découverte de la terre" ("Discovery the Earth") drawn by Léon Benett or Paul Philippoteaux; or a fac-similé or a map by Dubail & Matthis. Polski: Ilustracja książki J... More

Kalgan 1698, Russian Empire

Kalgan 1698, Russian Empire

View of Kalgan in 1698 (from a Russian book published that year).

Verbiest Beijing Observatory Qing Dynasty

Verbiest Beijing Observatory Qing Dynasty

Verbiest Beijing Observatory Français : L'antique observatoire de Pékin. Copie d'un dessin de Louis Le Comte (« Peut-être que votre altesse sera bien aise d'en voir tout d'un coup la disposition dans une figu... More

Kircher - China illustrata - French - 00320 - cropped

Kircher - China illustrata - French - 00320 - cropped

Illustration from page. 262 of the French translation of Athanasius Kircher's China illsutrata. Includes the picture of the Sumxu animal (based on Sumxu, i.e. squirrel in Boym's Flora Sinensis). A monkey sits ... More

La Nature 1873 397 Plongeur Chinois

La Nature 1873 397 Plongeur Chinois

Français : Plongeur chinois prenant à la main des oiseaux d'eaux. Illustration de La Nature, n° 25 du 22 novembre 1873, p. 397.

Ricci Guangqi - Two men standing next to each other in front of a wall

Ricci Guangqi - Two men standing next to each other in front of a wall

Matteo Ricci and Paul Xu Guangqi From Athanasius Kircher, La Chine … Illustrée, Amsterdam, 1670.

The reception of the diplomatique and his suite, at the Court of Pekin

The reception of the diplomatique and his suite, at the Court of Pekin

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey, hand-coloured etching, published 14 September 1792 Portrait of Johann Christian Hüttner at the cour.

Title page illustration (China-Its State and Prospects)

Title page illustration (China-Its State and Prospects)

Title page illustration from China: Its State and Prospects. Public domain image of 19th century China, historical photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Découverte de la Terre 021 - Public domain map

Découverte de la Terre 021 - Public domain map

An illustration from Jules Verne's essay "Découverte de la terre" ("Discovery the Earth") drawn by Léon Benett or Paul Philippoteaux; or a fac-similé or a map by Dubail & Matthis. Polski: Ilustracja książki J... More

China Monumentis, qua sacris qua profanis by Athanasius Kircher

China Monumentis, qua sacris qua profanis by Athanasius Kircher

Frontispiece for Athanasius Kircher's 1667 China Illustrated, published at Amsterdam by Elisée or Elizaeus Weyerstraet and Jan Janszoon van Waesberghe, depicting Adam Schall, an angel, and Matteo Ricci display... More

Nieuhof-p-189-Mogolsche-gezant-Lach-van-Kley-plate-315

Nieuhof-p-189-Mogolsche-gezant-Lach-van-Kley-plate-315

Nederlands: Mogolsche gezant English: "Moghul embassy", seen by the Dutch visitors in Beijing in 1656. According to Lach & Kley (1993), modern historians (namely, en:Luciano Petech) think that the emissaries ... More

Joachim Bouvet Etat present de la Chine 1697

Joachim Bouvet Etat present de la Chine 1697

Plate from Joachim_Bouvet_Etat_present_de_la_Chine_1697 Public domain photograph related to middle ages, medieval art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Battle to retake Qianzhou, Qing Dynasty

The Battle to retake Qianzhou, Qing Dynasty

A scene of the Chinese Campaign against the Miao (Hunan) 1795中文(简体): 平定苗疆战役之一——收复乾州

Matteo Ricci Prominent Convert - 中國歷史圖片,維基媒體

Matteo Ricci Prominent Convert - 中國歷史圖片,維基媒體

Father Matteo Ricci with a converted chinese celebrity. (Copper from Anthanasius Kirchers book: China illustrata, 1667) Deutsch: Pater Matteo Ricci mit einem prominenten chinesischen Konvertiten. (Kupfer aus ... More

Du Halde - Description de la Chine - Vol 2 feuille 006

Du Halde - Description de la Chine - Vol 2 feuille 006

"Confucius: The Most Celebrated Philosopher of China." From the Dutch reprint of Du Halde's Description of China, Vol. II, p. 343. As with the 1687 original, the Chinese characters in the books and on the spir... More

Découverte de la Terre 018 - Public domain map

Découverte de la Terre 018 - Public domain map

An illustration from Jules Verne's essay "Découverte de la terre" ("Discovery the Earth") drawn by Léon Benett or Paul Philippoteaux; or a fac-similé or a map by Dubail & Matthis. Polski: Ilustracja książki J... More

Découverte de la Terre 020 - Public domain book illustration

Découverte de la Terre 020 - Public domain book illustration

An illustration from Jules Verne's essay "Découverte de la terre" ("Discovery the Earth") drawn by Léon Benett or Paul Philippoteaux; or a fac-similé or a map by Dubail & Matthis. Polski: Ilustracja książki J... More

Emperor Taou-Kwang reviewing his guards

Emperor Taou-Kwang reviewing his guards

The Emperor Taou-Kwang reviewing his guards at the Palace of Peking. 中文:午门大阅   按赖特提供的文字解释,这幅画面表现的是清文宗道光皇帝每年元旦举行的大阅兵。“大阅”是清代的阅兵仪式。按礼典不是每年举行,而是“三岁一举”。大阅兵的日子不是每年元旦,而是当年的秋季,故又称“秋阅”。天聪七年,皇太极在关外举行了清朝第一次大阅兵。占领北京后,为激... More

Frontispiece depicting Adam Schall and Matteo Ricci holding a map of China

Frontispiece depicting Adam Schall and Matteo Ricci holding a map of C...

Frontispiece for Athanasius Kircher's 1667 China Illustrated, published at Amsterdam by Elisée or Elizaeus Weyerstraet and Jan Janszoon van Waesberghe, depicting Adam Schall, an angel, and Matteo Ricci display... More

Life And Works Of Confucius 1687 - Public domain portrait engraving

Life And Works Of Confucius 1687 - Public domain portrait engraving

Pages from Confucius Sinarum Philosophus ("Confucius, the Philosopher of the Chinese"), an annotated Latin translation of three of the "Four Books" of Qing Confucianism by Prospero Intorcetta, Philip Couplet, ... More

The Victory of Khorgos, Qing Dynasty

The Victory of Khorgos, Qing Dynasty

中文:清乾隆《平定準部回部得勝圖》之《和落霍澌之捷》。描繪乾隆二十三年(1758年),定邊左副將軍車布登扎布在和落霍澌擊敗阿睦爾撒納軍之情形。 English: Battle of Khorgos, Prince Cäbdan-jab defeats the forces of the Zungarian Prince Amoursana,1758

Dutch and Moghol embassies at the Chinese court in 1656

Dutch and Moghol embassies at the Chinese court in 1656

Dutch and Moghol embassies at the Chinese court in 1656

De-bello-tartarico-Chonghen-Emperor-kills-his-daughter

De-bello-tartarico-Chonghen-Emperor-kills-his-daughter

The Chongzhen Emperor killing his daughter in the Forbidden City, so that she would not be captured by Li Zicheng's rebels (April 1644). The image of a hanging person on a tree in the background probably refer... More

Martino-Martini-Regni-Sinensis-a-Tartari-devastati-enarratio

Martino-Martini-Regni-Sinensis-a-Tartari-devastati-enarratio

A European artist's impression of a Manchu warrior devastating China, depicted on the cover of Martino Martini's book. Modern historians (e.g. P.K. Crossley in The Manchu, or D.E. Mungello) note the discrepanc... More

Glacis in China by Louis Le Comte

Glacis in China by Louis Le Comte

中文(简体): 李明《中国近事报道》(1696)中关于堰埭的图片。 English: A picture about glacis in China from Louis Le Comte's Nouveaux memoires sur l'etat present de la Chine (1696).

La Nature 1873 396 Peche Aux Cormorans

La Nature 1873 396 Peche Aux Cormorans

Français : Pêche aux cormorans, d'après un dessin chinois. Illustration de La Nature, n° 25 du 22 novembre 1873, p. 396.