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The Taiwan campaign
YANG (Dazhang). JIA (Quan) and others. Pingding Taiwan desheng tu [Battle Prints of the Victorious Taiwan Campaign].
12 large engraved prints, each measuring 87x51cm, printed calligraphic inscription by the Qianlong Emperor in the upper margin. Preserved in an early 19th century Chinese silk-covered album (measuring 90,5x54cm) with metal corner-pieces. Gold-speckled endpapers. Overall a close to fine copy. [Beijing, Neifu tongban hua - Imperial workshop], Qianlong 55 [i.e. 1790].
An extremely rare complete set of twelve prints describing the Taiwan Campaigns against bandits/Ming loyalists between 1787 and 1788.