CHINA Death of the last Ming Emperor in 1644 Chongzhen Emperor G CHILD 1746
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CHINA. Death of the last Ming Emperor in 1644. Chongzhen Emperor. G. CHILD 1746

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CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'Death of the last Chinese Empr. of the Ming in 1644 from Nieuhof'

The print depicts the scene after the death of the Chongzhen Emperor (6 February 1611 25 April 1644), personal name Zhu Youjian, the 16th and last emperor of the Ming dynasty in China. He reigned from 16271644. He is said to have either hanged or strangled himself at Meishan, a small hill in present-day Jingshan Park. By some accounts, he left a suicide note which said, "I die unable to face my ancestors in the underworld, dejected and ashamed. May the rebels dismember my corpse and slaughter my officials, but let them not despoil the imperial tombs nor harm a single one of our people." He was buried in the Ming tombs.

DATE PRINTED: 1746    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 15.5 x 21.0cm, 6 x 8.25 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique copperplate print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain


PROVENANCE: "A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels"; Printed for Thomas Astley, Published by His Majesty's Authority, London

CHINA. Death of the last Ming Emperor in 1644. Chongzhen Emperor. G. CHILD 1746

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