[This View of the Successful Attack under Vice Admiral Sir William Parker... and Lieutt. General Sir Hugh Gough... upon the Heights of Chusan, on the 1st of October 1841...]
[London, Ackermann, 1843.]
Handcoloured aquatint. Proof before letters. Sheet: 640 x 380mm, (25 x 15"). Large margins.
A scene showing the second capture of Tinghai, the capital city of the island of Chusan, the largest island in the Chusan archipelgo, by the British during the First Opium War. Depicted are the various naval ships firing on the Chinese troops of the Quing Empire and the British troops. The island had previously been seized in July of 1840 but had been given up in favour of Hong Kong which was still only a fishing village on a barren island. One plate from a series of four after drawings made on the spot by Captain R. B. Crawford showing the British squadron in China and Hong Kong.
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