Sketches of the Island of Santo Paulo, commonly called Amsterdam, in the Indian Ocean...
London Published April 12, 1796 by George Nicol.
Engraved map. Sheet 420 x 560mm (16½ x 22"). Trimmed. Staining.
A map and view of Île St Paul in the southern Indian Ocean, with a detail of Crater Bay, recorded by members of the George Macartney mission to China, the first British embassy to that country, 1792–94. However 'Amsterdam' is another island, named by Anthony van Diemen after his ship 'Nieuw Amsterdam' when he visited the island in 1633, 50 miles to the north. The maps was published in Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of 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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