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VIETNAM Mouth of River Saigon - 1877 Wood Engraving Illustration

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Condition:

Used

Subject:

Landscape

Style:

Illustration Art

Original/Reproduction:

Original Print

Print Surface:

Paper

Medium:

Engraving

Print Type:

Woodcut & Block

Dimensions:

8.5" x 11.5" (22 x 29 cm)

Listed By:

Martin2001

Date of Creation:

1877

Features:

Not-framed

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Item number:

620319546

Item description

Print Title: VIEW AT THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER SAIGON (the is misspelled as LAIGON) Print Specifics: Type of print: A wood engraving illustration from a salvaged travel book (has text on back not related to the illustration) Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual 1877 Publisher: Boston, E.W. Walker Co. Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Light age toning of paper. Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.5 inches (22 x 29 cm), including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 3 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Narrative: I will spare you the narrative of our daily petty combats, of our prodigies of settling, our pleasures and our miseries, generally a pouring rain, for the dry season does not set in till December, to relate to you our expedition to Saigon some two hundred leagues (five hundred miles) to the south. If you cast your eyes on the map and follow the course of the river of Cambogia which is called the Mé-khom (May-kiang, or May-kong), you will remark at its month a multitude of branches, making their way across an infinite number of alluvial plains of various sizes, something that I can only compare to the delta of the Ganges or to Dutch Zealand. Of these alluvia some are supplied by this immense river, one of the largest in Asia, others by another very important stream which flows into the sea at some distance, somewhat as the Scheldt does to the Meuse. To continue my comparison, Saigon would be nearly in the same position as Antwerp. figure to yourself a country perfectly level, intersected by magnificent moors, well wooded, with fig-trees, with teak, with palm-trees; and banyans interlacing their branches and their foliage in all possible ways; place here and there beneath these verdant shades huts of bamboo and clay, around which circulate, crawl, or grunt, first more or less dirty and ugly men, women and children, then black and mild-looking buffaloes, then pigs whose bellies sweep the ground, and, lastly, fowls of that variety now so very popular in Europe, and you will be as well acquainted as I am with this portion of Low Cochin-China. Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service.
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