C1866

General View of Victoria, Hong-Kong.

Superb engraved panorama of Victoria, Hong Kong as seen from an elevated position looking west towards The Peak.  The British occupied Hong Kong Island in 1841 during the first Opium War and established a crown colony in 1843 with the … Read Full Description

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S/N: ILN-HK-660505436A–199510
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Full Title:

General View of Victoria, Hong-Kong.

Date:

C1866

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

515mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
General View of Victoria, Hong-Kong. - Antique Print from 1866

Genuine antique
dated:

1866

Description:

Superb engraved panorama of Victoria, Hong Kong as seen from an elevated position looking west towards The Peak. 
The British occupied Hong Kong Island in 1841 during the first Opium War and established a crown colony in 1843 with the founding of Victoria City. The city quickly became a centre for British, European and American traders, opium dealers, and merchants. It had originally had been named Queenstown but soon became known as Victoria. 

From the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

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