View of the City of Ten-Tchoo-Foo from the anchorage of the Hindostan in the Strait of Mi-A-Tau bearing South-west.
London, Published April 12, 1796, by G.Nicol.
Engraving, very large margins. On watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman 1794.' Platemark: 545 x 745mm (21½ x 29¼"). Central vertical fold as published.
Three views of the Shantung Peninsula. A panoramic view of the harbour and city of Ten-Tchoo-Foo is shown at the bottom. Cape Macartney, Staunton's Island and Cape Gower are illustrated above. Plate 7 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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