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Two (2) Late 18th Century Far East engravings. 1st item: Copperplate engraving with later handcoloring titled "View of a Pai-Loo, Improperly Called a Triumphal Arch, and of a Chinese Fortress" engraved by J. Chapman after a drawing by William Alexander (United Kingsom, 1767-1816). From ACCOUNT OF THE EMBASSY TO CHINA by George Stauton, published by G. Nicol, London, 1796. Depicts several criminals receiving punishments before a pai-loo, a fortress on the hill to the right and a village in the background. Artist, title and publication information, lower left, right, and center below image. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame with a red fillet. Plate: 15 1/8" H x 20 1/4" W. Sight: 26 1/4" H x 21 1/2" W. Framed: 20" H x 25 1/4" W. 2nd item: Aquatint engraving titled "View of a House, Manufactory, and Bazaar, in Calcutta" engraved Francis Jukes for James Steuart. From King George III's TOPOGRAPHICAL COLLECTION, published in London, 1795. Depicts several people before a Neo-Classical style house and factory in Calcutta, India. Artist, title and publication information, lower left, right, and center below image. Float mounted and housed under glass in a wooden frame. Sheet: 20 3/4" H x 25 3/8" W. Framed: 25" H x 29 3/4" W. The Estate of Elizabeth Chalfant, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall good condition with toning, scattered foxing spots. Not examined outside of frames. 1st item: Areas of dampstaining, largest approxaimtely 2" x 2", to lower edge of sheet. 2nd item: Sheet adhered to auxilary support. Margins have been trimmed with losses to legend, lower edge, and repairs, largest 3/8" x 2 3/4", to tears.