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Itier (Jules)

JOURNAL D’UN VOYAGE EN CHINE EN 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846

Published: Chez Dauvin et Fontaine, A Paris, 1848 -1853

Edition: First Edition

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First edition: 3 volumes, Vol 1 pages 1 – 371; vol 2 pages,1 -358 + [v] vol 3 pages 1 -391, half-titles in each volume, 3 tinted frontispieces after daguerreotypes by the author , hand-coloured lithographed map of Cape Town in volume 1, folding table, light foxing, original paper wrappers bound into the recent blue cloth covers with red title labels gilt on the spine, uncut edges, a good set.

The Cape of Good Hope is described in Volume 1 chapter 111: Le Cap de Bonne-Esperance

Jules Alphonse Eugène Itier (1802–77) French customs inspector and amateur daguerreotypist. In December 1843, Itier was sent to accompany Théodore de Lagrené on his journey to China, where he been dispatched by Louis Philippe to conclude a commercial treaty. In China, Itier documented the conclusion of the Treaty of Whampoa and took a number of daguerreotypes of Chinese people and scenery in the Guangdong region. Although the daguerreotype reportedly reached China in the later stages of the First Opium War, Itier's daguerreotypes are the earliest preserved photographs of China. Upon his return to France, Itier wrote an extensive travelogue of his journey to China. Journal d'un voyage en Chine en 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846 

  • Overall Condition: A Good Set
  • Size: 8vo (240 x150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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