The Rock of Quan - Yin, with an Excavation near it's Base, serving as a Temple and dwelling for several priests of Fo.
London, published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving, very large margins. Platemark: 250 x 210mm. (9¾ x 8¼").
A view of the Rock of Quang-Yin in the arcipelagos in China, with a cave at its base. In front of the rock lies two small Asian boats. Plate 43 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China. See item ref: 37515, 'Narrative of the British Embassy to China In the Years 1792, 1793 and 1794' for a detailed account of Æneas Anderson's voyage to China in the service of Lord Macartney, including a list of the retinue of Lord Macartney and a Glossary of Chinese words.
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