C1865

China Hong Kong Surveyed by Capt. Sir Edward Belcher in H.M.S. Sulphur 1846.

The first survey of Hong Kong and the largest and best chart made of the island. Admiral Sir Edward Belcher, KCB (1799&#82111877), was a British naval officer and explorer. In 1825, he accompanied Frederick William Beechey’s expedition to the Pacific … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

China Hong Kong Surveyed by Capt. Sir Edward Belcher in H.M.S. Sulphur 1846.

Date:

C1865

Engraver:

J. & C. Walker 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original engraving

Image Size: 

915mm 
x 605mm

Frame Size: 

1165mm 
x 855mm
AUTHENTICITY
China Hong Kong Surveyed by Capt. Sir Edward Belcher in H.M.S. Sulphur 1846. - Antique Print from 1865

Genuine antique
dated:

1865

Description:

The first survey of Hong Kong and the largest and best chart made of the island. Admiral Sir Edward Belcher, KCB (1799&#82111877), was a British naval officer and explorer. In 1825, he accompanied Frederick William Beechey’s expedition to the Pacific and Bering Strait, as a surveyor. Later he took up the work which Beechey had left unfinished on the Pacific coast of South America. He was on board the bomb vessel HMS Sulphur, which was ordered to return to England in 1839 by the Trans-Pacific route. Belcher made various observations at a number of islands which he visited, was delayed by being despatched to take part in the war in China in 1840. In 1841, the then Commander Belcher landed on Possession Point at the north shore Hong Kong Island and made the first British survey of Hong Kong harbour. After the war’s end in 1842 he reached home and for his services was made a Knight Bachelor in the following year. A very rare hydrographic chart first published in 1845 and corrected to 1865.

Edward William Belcher (1842 - 1936)

Belcher worked as a professional photographer in 19th century South Australia, alternatively in partnership with George Freeman and on his own.

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