Reverend Thomas Bankes (18th Century), British
"CHINESE DRESSES" (2): A DIGNIFIED BONZE; A NUN; THE EMPEROR IN HIS ROBE; A WOMAN OF THE FIRST RANK; A PEASANT; A COUNTRY WOMAN; A SERVANT MAID; A BEGGING BONZE (TWO PLATES FROM BANKES'S NEW SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY, CIRCA 1775-1797)
Two antique copperplate engravings with letters. Published by Royal Authority, circa 1775. In matching black frames with gilt moulding.
Sheets sight 6.5 x 8 in — 16.5 x 20.3 cm
Thomas Bankes: 18th century collector of maps and engravings and vicar of Dixton, Monmouthshire, whose New and Authentic System of Universal Geography (London, C. Cooke, ca. 1788-90) compiled views from various countries, including some detailing the voyages of Captain James Cook.
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