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Map of China. by JAMES WYLD

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  • Description
    WYLD, JAMES.
    Map of China.
    Compiled from original survey sketches.
    Stock Code 97838
    London, James Wyld, 1840
    £1,450
    Fine copy of an early map first published at the start the First Opium War, which ended with the British acquisition of Hong Kong. At the time Hong Kong was a popular anchorage on the approach to Canton, at the time the only port open to British shipping. This map is one of the earliest English general maps of China to mark Hong Kong.
    Showing Chinese provinces from Corea (sic) to Tibet and Haenan to the Gobi. The table provides figures for the area of each province plus population.

    Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, partly folded. An excellent example. Dimensions: 65by 81 cm. Scale: 65 miles to the inch.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Asian
    Dealer Reference #: 97838
    Incollect Reference #: 602118
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