Itier: Journal d’un voyage en Chine en 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846

Jules Itier: Journal d’un voyage en Chine en 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846 (Paris: Dauvin et Fontaine 1848-1853)

  • Digitized
    • t. 1:
      > Internet Archive (Book contributor & digitizing sponsor: Research Library, The Getty Research Institute)
      > Internet Archive (Book contributor: New York Public Library, digitizing sponsor: Google)
    • t. 2:
      > Internet Archive (Book contributor & digitizing sponsor: Research Library, The Getty Research Institute)
      > Internet Archive (Book contributor: New York Public Library, digitizing sponsor: Google)
    • t. 3:
      > Internet Archive (Book contributor & digitizing sponsor: Research Library, The Getty Research Institute)
      > Internet Archive (Book contributor: New York Public Library, digitizing sponsor: Google)
  • Bibliographic reference: BS 2117
  • No copy listed in Wiener China-Bibliographie

Jules Alphonse Eugène Itier (1802-1877) was a customs inspector and an amateur daguerreotypist/early photographer. He was member of the mission sent to China to negotiate the first Sino-French treaty (Treaty of Huangpu 黃埔 [Whampoa], 1844). During his travels, he noted observations on nature and on the ethnography of the regions he visited. His descriptions introduced things unknown/barely known to a European audience, for example gutta-percha, sorghum, and natural rubber. His daguerreotypes are the earliest preserved photographs of China.

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