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Lot 239: BOERSCHMANN, E. ARCHIVE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS OF CHINA
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: including a large photograph panorama of "Shao-chou / Kuang-tung" (1380 x 170mm.; c.1930), and over 120 other photographs (various sizes, mostly of Chinese architecture and some views of Beijing) many annotated with notes on the reverse; approximately 6 drawings on paper or tracing paper; carbon copies of travel notes on Kowloon to Canton (29pp, 1936) and Macao (22pp., 1938); a letter of introduction signed by the German Consul General in New York (1906) to aid Boerschmann to "familiarize himself with... museums, collections and libraries located here, relative to Chinese art"; some illustrated German newspapers with articles on China; and a few proof illustrations; the collection housed in two cloth boxes and a portfolio, some wear
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