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  • A New Geographical Dictionary
    Vanmour, Jean-Baptiste, born 1671 - died 1737
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A New Geographical Dictionary

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1759-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vanmour, Jean-Baptiste, born 1671 - died 1737 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving, etching and stipple

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 51

Physical description

Plate representing a young Turkish lady smoking a long pipe, from A New Geographical Dictionary. Lettered, variously, 'Engraved for the Geographical Dictionary', or lettered, variously, 'Engraved for the New Geographical Dictionary'. Some lettered 'Engraved by the King's Authority'.

Place of Origin

Britain (published)


1759-1760 (made)


Vanmour, Jean-Baptiste, born 1671 - died 1737 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving, etching and stipple


Height: 20.1 cm, Width: 27.5 cm

Descriptive line

Etching depicting a lady smoking tobacco, from a series of plates (25) representing costumes from 'A New Geographical Dictionary', 2 vols. Great Britain, 1759-60.




Engraving; Etching

Subjects depicted

Costume; Tobacco; Servants; Dress; Smoking; Coffee


Prints; Smoking accessories


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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