Second Bar, China
Published by J. Gold 103 Shoe Lane 1st Nov.r 1802
Aquatint and accompanying letterpress sheet140 x 225mm (5½ x 8¾").
'A picturesque view on the river Canton, the only river, in that extensive country [China] . into which the vessels of foreign nations are admitted', as the accompanying text informs. In the Shizi Ocean in the Guanghzou region of China, 'Second Bar' was one of two 'bars' which was the term used by the British to refer to sandbanks which impeded ships' transport up the Canton River. It was situated near current Huangpu New Port.
[Ref: 37028] £130.00