C1796

Sketch of a Journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo to Quang-Tchoo-Foo or Canton in China

Large detailed c.18th map of China recording the British Macartney Embassy to China that took place between 1792 and 1794. It was written after the return to England by the Secretary to the mission Sir George Leonard Staunton, 1st Baronet … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sketch of a Journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo to Quang-Tchoo-Foo or Canton in China

Date:

C1796

Condition:

Minor split to centre fold, otherwise in good condition, with very wide margins.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

450mm 
x 635mm

Paper Size: 

590mm 
x 843mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sketch of a Journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo to Quang-Tchoo-Foo or Canton in China - Antique Map from 1796

Genuine antique
dated:

1796

Description:

Large detailed c.18th map of China recording the British Macartney Embassy to China that took place between 1792 and 1794. It was written after the return to England by the Secretary to the mission Sir George Leonard Staunton, 1st Baronet (1737-1801)..

From Staunton, G. An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. with notices of several places where they stopped in their way out and home Taken chiefly from the papers of the Earl of Macartney Sir Erasmus Gower and of the gentlemen in the several departments of the Embassy. London 1798

References:
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974: p. 579.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 7862411

Sir John Barrow (1764 - 1848)

Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was an English geographer, linguist, writer and civil servant. He was the Second Secretary to the Admiralty from 1804 until 1845. Although he left school at thirteen, and at the age of 16, he went on a whaling expedition to Greenland. By his twenties, he was teaching mathematics, in which he had always excelled, at a private school in Greenwich. He taught mathematics to the son of Sir George Leonard Staunton; through Staunton's interest, he was attached to the first British embassy to China from 1792 to 1794 as comptroller of the household to Lord Macartney. He soon acquired a good knowledge of the Chinese language, on which he subsequently contributed articles to the Quarterly Review; and the account of the embassy published by Sir George Staunton records many of Barrow's valuable contributions on China. Barrow returned to Britain in 1804 and was appointed Second Secretary to the Admiralty by Viscount Melville, a post which he held for forty years

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