The Temple of Quong Ying.
[London: Longman & Co., 1818 or 1819.]
Sepia aquatint, image 160 x 125mm. 6¼ x 5". Trimmed to plate.
A Chinese temple inside an aquatic cave; a boat in foreground. From 'Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a voyage to and from that country, in the years 1816 and 1817' by Clarke Abel (1780 - 1826). Abel was Naturalist to Lord Amherst's Embassy. The Alceste left Spithead on February 8, 1816 and first visited Madeira. From there she sailed to Table Bay, South Africa, then onwards to Java, from there to China, and then back to England via South Africa once more. On their return journey the ship was wrecked, but all passengers were rescued and they continued their voyage aboard the Termate.
Abbey Travel 537, 8. See BL: 981.f.17.
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