A Sketch of a Journey from Zhe-Hol in Tartary by land to Pekinand from thence by Water to Hang-Tschoo-Foo in China.
London, Published April 12, 1796, by George Nicol.
Engraved map. 670 x 490mm, 26½ x 19¼. Creased and folded as normal.
Map of a journey made by the Macartney Embassy to China, the first British embassy to that country, 1792–94, published in Sir George Staunton's account of the mission. Macartney had gone to the summer palace at Jehol (Chengde) to meet the Qianlong emperor, with little success. He returned to Beijing overland, before travelling south to Hangzhou on the Yangtze River delta via the 1000-mile Imperial Canal.
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