C1771

A Plan of the City of Peking

Mapmaker:

John Andrews (1766 - 1809)

Detailed plan of Peking/Beijing during the Qing dynasty. Features an elegant title cartouche and a key to the most significant sites of the city, including the ‘Emperor’s Palace’, within the Forbidden City. Peking is regarded as one of the four … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Plan of the City of Peking

Date:

C1771

Mapmaker:

John Andrews (1766 - 1809)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 185mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Plan of the City of Peking - Antique Map from 1771

Genuine antique
dated:

1771

Description:

Detailed plan of Peking/Beijing during the Qing dynasty. Features an elegant title cartouche and a key to the most significant sites of the city, including the ‘Emperor’s Palace’, within the Forbidden City. Peking is regarded as one of the four ancient capitals of China. Other points of interest listed include the ‘Portuguese Jesuits Colledge’ and the ‘Russians House and Chapel’, indicating the presence of the European powers in China. Surveyor, cartographer, mapseller and engraver of London. This early town plan is from, “ collection of plans of the capital cities of Europe, and some remarkable cities in Asia, Africa &amp America: with a description of their most remarkable buildings, trade, situation, extent, &amp c”. Andrew’s superbly engraved and embellished series of town plans are usually found issued uncoloured, this set however has FULL ORIGINAL HAND COLOURING.

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