[Vietnam] Natives of Cochin-China, Playing at Shittlecock with their Feet.
London, Published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving, very large margins. On watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman 1794.' Platemark: 210 x 255mm. (8¼ x 10").
A game played with a shuttlecock by the inhabitants of a village in the Cochinchina region, now encompassing the southern part of Vietnam. Plate 14 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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