View in Turon Bay.
London, published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving, very large margins. On watermerked paper, 'J. Whatman 1794.' Platemark: 250 x 210mm. (9¾ x 8¼").
A view in Vietnam of a beach with a thatched dwelling and figures watching a boat approaching land with dignitaries under parasols at the bow. Two sailing ships can be seen behind at left with mountains in the distance. Plate 15 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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