C1862

China, The Yang-Tsze Kiang, from Han-Kow to Ping-Shan, reduced from the large Chart, (of which this is the Index) from the Survey of Capt.T.Blakiston.R.A. by Arrowsmith.

yang-tsze-kiang or the Blue, or Great, River, the largest river in China and in the East rises in the plateau of Tibet, and after a course of 3200 m., draining and irrigating great part of China by the way, falls … Read Full Description

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China, The Yang-Tsze Kiang, from Han-Kow to Ping-Shan, reduced from the large Chart, (of which this is the Index) from the Survey of Capt.T.Blakiston.R.A. by Arrowsmith.

Date:

C1862

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Original copper engraving

Image Size: 

570mm 
x 185mm
AUTHENTICITY
China, The Yang-Tsze Kiang, from Han-Kow to Ping-Shan, reduced from the large Chart, (of which this is the Index) from the Survey of Capt.T.Blakiston.R.A. by Arrowsmith. - Antique Map from 1862

Genuine antique
dated:

1862

Description:

yang-tsze-kiang or the Blue, or Great, River, the largest river in China and in the East rises in the plateau of Tibet, and after a course of 3200 m., draining and irrigating great part of China by the way, falls by a wide estuary into the Yellow Sea, terminating near Shanghai it has numerous tributaries, some of great length, and is of great value to the country as a waterway it is navigable 1000 m. from its mouth, and at Hankow, 700 m. up, is a mile in width.

John Arrowsmith (1790 - 1873)

Arrowsmith was an important English cartographer who flourished at a time of rapid British colonial expansion. Arrowsmith was born at Winston, County Durham. In 1810 he moved to London and worked his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. After his uncle died in 1823 he set up on his own account. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society 4th August 1830 and became unofficial cartographer for the society for forty three years. He took over the old Arrowsmith premises at 10 Soho Square after the death of his cousin Samuel Arrowsmith in 1839, buying the old Arrowsmith plates, manuscripts and copyrights at auction.

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