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China - antique prints and maps

With information about the Macartney Embassy, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, the Qianlong Emperor, Sir George Leonard Staunton, 1st Baronet, Sir George Thomas Staunton, 2nd Baronet, Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet and the artist William Alexander.

 

Engravings from the Atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China, pubished 1796 by G. Nicol in London.

Macartney Embassy
The Macartney Embassy, also called the Macartney Mission, was a British embassy to China in 1793. The Mission ran from 1792 to 1794. It is named for the first envoy of Great Britain to China, George Macartney, who led the endeavour. The goal of the embassy was to convince Emperor Qianlong of China to ease restrictions on trade between Great Britain and China by allowing Great Britain to have a permanent embassy in Beijing, possession of "a small unfortified island near Chusan for the residence of British traders, storage of goods, and outfitting of ships," and reduced tariffs on traders in Canton (modern day Guangzhou). The mission failed badly in its attempt to win the trust of the Chinese authorities.

Background
The Canton system of single port trade, informally in place since the 17th century, became official by edict of the Qianlong Emperor in 1757. Essentially, the rules channeled formal trade through a group of thirteen merchants (in Cantonese, Hongs), known as the Cohong who were appointed by the central government. As trade increased, disputes broke out between the British traders and the Hong merchants. This forced local authorities to issue edicts formalising the system of trade and restrictions thereon.

By the late 18th century, British traders felt confined by the restrictive system and in an attempt to gain greater trade rights, they lobbied for an Embassy to go before the Emperor and request changes to the current arrangements. British politician and later Foreign Secretary Lord Grenville stated that the "great part of the hopes which are entertained of the success of this mission rest on the greater degree of attention which, it is supposed, the Government of China will show to a person coming there, as authorised by the King, than if he came, only in the name of a trading company." This was especially important to the powerful East India Company, who held a trade monopoly in the East and wished to prevent independent traders encroaching on its lucrative operations in Canton.

The first Embassy dispatched, the Cathcart Embassy of 1788, was called off with the sudden death of the Hon. Charles Cathcart M.P. before his arrival in China. Another Embassy was quickly organised, with Lord Macartney as its head.

Preparation
The Manchu Qing Empire had long considered all other states to be tributary to itself. However, the Macartney Embassy was given special notice for two reasons. First, it was sent by Britain on the pretext of commemorating the Emperor's 80th birthday. Second, the Embassy had traveled a great distance, and had not previously come before the Emperor's Court. The matter was complicated somewhat by the Embassy's insistence on meeting with the Emperor without previous announcement, and Macartney's refusal to observe Court traditions. Nonetheless, the Emperor instructed his officials to lead the Embassy to him with the utmost civility.

As a result of the tribulations of East India Company supercargo and translator James Flint in the 1750s at the hands of the Chinese, the East India Company, the only quasi-official British government presence in China, had become hostile to the idea of training its employees as Chinese interpreters and were unable to provide Macartney with assistance. Instead, the embassy employed two Chinese students from the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in Naples who were tasked with teaching Chinese to Thomas Staunton, 12-year-old son of mission secretary Sir George Leonard Staunton and John Barrow, later Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet. Although the delegation had access to missionary interpreters in Beijing, as non-embassy members they were not permitted to attend the audience with the Emperor leaving Macartney with a child and a student of Chinese as his sole interpreters. Furthermore, memories of the execution of James Flint's scribes meant that no Chinese scholar-official dared to translate Macartney's speech. Instead, his words were translated into Latin then transcribed into conversational Chinese and finally rewritten in accordance with official protocol with the draft destroyed to protect the scribe.

Outcome
Although ultimately unsuccessful in its primary objectives, the circumstances surrounding the mission provided ample opportunity for both British and Chinese parties not to feel totally disgruntled about the compromises and concessions they had made. This failure was not due to Macartney's refusal to kowtow in the presence of the Qianlong Emperor, as is sometimes believed. It was also not a result of the Chinese reliance on tradition in dictating foreign policy, but rather a result of competing world views which were uncomprehending and to some extent incompatible. After the conclusion of the embassy, Qianlong sent a letter to King George III, explaining in greater depth the reasons for his refusal to grant the several requests presented to the Chinese emperor by Macartney. The requests had included a call for the relaxation of the restrictions on trade between Britain and China, the acquisition by Britain of "a small unfortified island near Chusan for the residence of British traders, storage of goods, and outfitting of ships"; and the establishment of a permanent British embassy in Beijing. However, Emperor Qianlong's letter's continuing reference to all Europeans as "Barbarians", his assumption of all nations of the earth as being tributary to China, and his final words commanding King George III to "...Tremblingly obey and show no negligence!" used the standard imperial sign off as if the king were a Chinese subject.

The Macartney Embassy is historically significant because it marked a missed opportunity by the Chinese to move toward some kind of accommodation with the West. It can also be considered as a massive failure by the Westerners in understanding the Chinese culture, customs and diplomacy. This failure would continue to plague the Qing Dynasty as it encountered increasing foreign pressures and internal unrest during the 19th century. The painter William Alexander accompanied the embassy, and published numerous valuable paintings. He is sometimes described as the first image reporter of all times.

Although the Macartney Embassy returned to London without obtaining any concession from China, the mission could have been termed a success because it brought back detailed observations. Sir George Staunton was charged with producing the official account of the expedition after their return. This multi-volume work was taken chiefly from the papers of Lord Macartney and from the papers of Sir Erasmus Gower, who was Commander of the expedition. Sir Joseph Banks was responsible for selecting and arranging engraving of the illustrations in this official record.

Information about the Macartney Embassy, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, the Qianlong Emperor, Sir George Leonard Staunton, 1st Baronet, Sir George Thomas Staunton, 2nd Baronet, Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet and the artist William Alexander you'll find after the following pictures at the end of this page.

 

China - antique prints, engravings by William Alexander. A view near the City of Lin-Tsin on the banks of the Grand Canal in China. London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander  (drawing) / W. Byrne (engraver)

A view near the City of Lin-Tsin on the banks of the Grand Canal in China. Drawn by William Alexander.

Engraved by W. Byrne. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,0 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 33,7 x 48,0 cm, image size 28,5 x 44,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100110G Preis 350,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

 

William Alexander antique print. Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge in China. London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / W. Byrne (engraver)

Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge in China. Drawn by William Alexander.

Engraved by W. Byrne. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,3 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 34,0 x 48,3 cm, image size 30,0 x 45,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100117G Preis 350,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

 

Staunton - William Alexander. A Mandarin or Magistrate of Turon attended by his Pipe-Bearer in China. London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Caldwell (engraver)

A Mandarin or Magistrate of Turon attended by his Pipe-Bearer in China. Drawn by William Alexander.

Engraved by J. Caldwell. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 57,1 x 39,7 cm, copper plate format 28,0 x 21,3 cm, image size 22,5 x 17,4 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). ). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100093G sold

 

Engraving William Alexander. View of a Pai-Loo, improperly called a Triumphal Arch, and of a Chinese Fortress in China. London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Chapman (engraver)

View of a Pai-Loo, improperly called a Triumphal Arch, and of a Chinese Fortress in China.   Drawn by William Alexander.

Engraved by J. Chapman. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,3 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 37,0 x 50,0 cm, image size 29,8 x 44,3 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100108G Preis 300,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

 

China - antique print by William Alexander. View of one of the Western Gates of the City of Pekin - Peking Beijing in China. London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Dadley (engraver)

View of one of the Western Gates of the City of Pekin - Peking Beijing in China. Drawn by William Alexander.

Engraved by J. Dadley. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,0 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 29,1 x 39,1 cm, image size 23,5 x 35,3 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). With slight fold in right lower corner, otherwise very good condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100097G Preis 290,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

 

Staunton - William Alexander. View of the Lake Pao-Yng where it is separated from the Grand Canal by the embarkment of Earth in China. London, Nicol, 1796. Link to more details on a special page

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / Elizabeth Ellis (engraver)

View of the Lake Pao-Yng where it is separated from the Grand Canal by the embarkment of Earth in China. Drawn by William Alexander.

Engraved by Elizabeht Ellis. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,1 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 35,6 x 50,3 cm, image size 30,0 x 46,7 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). With small rubbing in the lower margin, otherwise very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100113G sold

 

antique prints of China by Staunton and  William Alexander. The Approach of the Emperor of China to his Tent in Tartary, to receive the British Embassador in China. London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Fittler (engraver)

The Approach of the Emperor of China to his Tent in Tartary, to receive the British Embassador in China.   Drawn by William Alexander.

Engraved by J. Fittler. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 36,0 x 49,8 cm, image size 29,8 x 45,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). The right and the lower margin are slightly darkened, but allover very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100102G sold

 

Chinese antique prints. William Alexander engraving. Punishment of the Tcha in China. London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / Hall (engraver)

Punishment of the Tcha in China. Drawn by William Alexander.

Engraved by Hall. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 23,0 x 27,0 cm, image size 17,6 x 22,3 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100105G Preis 140,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

 

Chinese Theatre - William Alexander engraving. A Scene in an Historical Play exhibited on the Chinese Stage. Theatre in China. London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Heath (engraver)

A Scene in an Historical Play exhibited on the Chinese Stage. Drawn by William Alexander

 Engraved by J. Heath. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,0 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 29,5 x 39,2 cm, image size 23,9 x 35,3 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100107G Preis 190,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

 

antique prints of china by Staunton and William Alexander engraving. Natives of Chochin-China playing Shittle Cock with their feet - shuttlecock - badminton in China. London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Landseer, J. and J. Shirt (engravers)

Natives of Chochin-China playing Shittle Cock with their feet - shuttlecock - badminton. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by J. Landseer and J. Shirt. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,3 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 30,1 x 45,4 cm, image size 14,5 x 31,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100091G Preis190,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, games, sport, 18th century, shuttlecock, Federball, Badminton

 

View at Turon Bay in China. Antique prints and engravings by William Alexander and Sir Staunton 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Landseer (engraver)

View at Turon Bay in China. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by J. Landseer. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,4 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 21,2 x 25,1 cm, image size 17,5 x 22,5 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100092G Preis 130,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, Asien, Reisen, Geschichte, chinesische Expedition, Reise, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, Ansichten, Ansicht, Chinesen

 

China - antique prints - View of the tower of the Thundering Winds on the borders of the Lake See-Hoo taken from the Vale of Tombs in China. Drawn by William Alexander 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Landseer, J. and J. Shirt (engravers)

View of the tower of the Thundering Winds on the borders of the Lake See-Hoo taken from the Vale of Tombs in China. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by J. Landseer and J. Shirt. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,3 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 35,0 x 49,2 cm, image size 30,6 x 45,3 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100118G price 350,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, engraving, 18th century, Asien, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, chinesische Ansicht, Landschaft, Gräber, chinese landscape

 

The Rock of Quang-Yin, with an Excavation near its Base, serving as a Temple and Dwelling for several Priests of Fo. China - Kwan Yin, Kuan Yin, Guanyin. Antique print etching by William Alexander

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Landseer (engraver)

The Rock of Quang-Yin, with an Excavation near its Base, serving as a Temple and Dwelling for several Priests of Fo. China - Kwan Yin, Kuan Yin, Guanyin. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by J. Landseer. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,0 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 21,2 x 25,2 cm, image size 17,4 x 22,6 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very good condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100120G Preis 150,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, engraving, 18th century, Asien, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, chinesische Ansicht, Landschaft, chinese landscape, boat, chinesisches Boot, Bootsansicht, ship view, sailing, holy mountain, heiliger Berg, Tempel, Göttin, Gottheiten, godness

 

China - antique prints by William Alexander 1796. A front view of the Hall of Audience at the Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen in China.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / W. Lowry (engraver)

A front view of the Hall of Audience at the Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen in China. Drawn by William Alexander.

Engraved by W. Lowry. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,1 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 29,4 x 40,3 cm, image size 24,0 x 35,8 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100099G Preis 220,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, engraving, 18th century, architecture, temples, Asien, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, Ansichten, Ansicht, Palast, Kaiser, Kaiserpalast

 

Sir Staunton and William Alexander China prints. Economy of Time and Labor, exemplified in a Chinese Waterman.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / P. Medland (engraver)

Economy of Time and Labor, exemplified in a Chinese Waterman. China. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by P. Medland. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,0 x 57,4 cm, copper plate format 23,7 x 29,0 cm, image size 18,0 x 23,3 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). One tiny spot (0,3 cm) in the publishers note, otherwise very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100119G Preis 190,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, engraving, 18th century, Asien, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, chinesische Ansicht, Landschaft, chinese landscape, boat, chinesisches Boot, Bootsansicht, ship view, pipe smoker, smoking, sailing

 

A Chinese military post. China. Drawn by William Alexander and by Sir George Leonard Staunton.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / J. Pafs (engraver)

A Chinese military post. China. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by J. Pafs. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,1 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 29,9 x 40,1 cm, image size 23,8 x 35,2 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100094G sold

Asia, engraving, 18th century, expedition, Asien, chinesisch. Militär, Soldaten, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, soldiers, fort

 

antique prints - Chinese Military drawn out in Compliment to the British Embassador in China. Drawn by William Alexander

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / Benjamin Thomas Pouncy (engraver) 

Chinese Military drawn out in Compliment to the British Embassador in China. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by B. J. Pouncy. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,3 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 30,0 x 39,2 cm, image size 23,8 x 35,5 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). With slight fold in right lower corner, otherwise very good condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100095G Preis 190,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, engraving, 18th century, expedition, Asien, chinesisch. Militär, Soldaten, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, soldiers, fort

 

antique prints on China: Chinese Barges of the Embassy passing through a Sluice on the Grand Canal in China. Drawn by William Alexander.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / Benjamin Thomas Pouncy (engraver)

Chinese Barges of the Embassy passing through a Sluice on the Grand Canal in China. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by B. T. Pouncy. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 30,3 x 39,3 cm, image size 24,1 x 35,1 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). With slight folds in the upper part, otherwise very good condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100112G Preis 330,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, engraving, 18th century, Asien, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, chinesische Barken, Barke, chinese ships, views, view, großer Kanal, Technik, Kanäle, Schleusen, Schleuse, Wassertechnik

 

China - antique prints by William Alexander 1796. View of the Suburbs of a Chinese City.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / Benjamin Thomas Pouncy (engraver)

View of the Suburbs of a Chinese City. China. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by B. T. Pouncy. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,1 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 35,7 x 49,2 cm, image size 29,6 x 45,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100115G Preis 290,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, engraving, 18th century, Asien, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, chinesische Boote, chinese ships, views, view, landscape, Stadtansicht, chinesische Stadtansichten

 

Chinese antique prints. A view in the Gardens of the Imperial Palace in Pekin - Peking Beijing in China. Drawn by William Alexander

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / S. Smith (engraver)

A view in the Gardens of the Imperial Palace in Pekin - Peking Beijing in China.  Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by S. Smith. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 29,1 x 39,4 cm, image size 23,6 x 35,2 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100106G Preis 280,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, engraving, 18th century, architecture, Asien, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, Ansichten, Ansicht, Städte, Städteansichten, Kaiser, Kaiserpalast, Garten, Palast, Paläste, Palastgarten, Palastgärten

 

A Quan or Mandarin bearing a Letter from the Emperor of China. Drawn by William Alexander, London, Nicol, 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / Wilson (engraver)

A Quan or Mandarin bearing a Letter from the Emperor of China. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by Wilson. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,4 cm, copper plate format 30,0 x 39,1 cm, image size 24,3 x 35,3 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Small rubbing in the upper margin, otherwise very good condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100109G Preis 240,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

Asia, engraving, 18th century, Asien, Kupferstiche, Kupferstich, chinesische, chinese, views, view, Ansichten, Kaiser von China

 

China - View of the Tchin-Shan, or Golden Island in the Yang-Tse-Kiang, or Great River of China -  Jangtsekiang, Yangtse-kiang. Drawn by William Alexander 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / artist William Alexander (drawing) / Wilson (engraver)

View of the Tchin-Shan, or Golden Island in the Yang-Tse-Kiang, or Great River of China -  Jangtsekiang, Yangtse-kiang. Drawn by William Alexander

Engraved by Wilson. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,1 cm, copper plate format 35,7 x 49,6 cm, image size 30,3 x 45,7 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100116G Preis 390,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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View of the Great Wall of China, called Van-Lee-Tching, or Wall of Ten Thousend Lee taken near the Pass of Cou-Pe-Koo.

detail from the Chinese Great Wall of China, called Van-Lee-Tching, or Wall of Ten Thousend Lee.

Great Wall of China, called Van-Lee-Tching, near the Pass of Cou-Pe-Koo. 1796 artist William Alexander.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Parish, H. W. and artist William Alexander (drawing) / P. Medland,  (engraver)

View of the Great Wall of China, called Van-Lee-Tching, or Wall of Ten Thousend Lee taken near the Pass of Cou-Pe-Koo. Drawn by William Alexander after a sketch by H. W. Parish

Engraved by P. Medland. Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,1 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 36,3 x 50,5 cm, image size 30,0 x 45,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100101G sold

 

antique prints of China - A view of Poo-Ta-La of Great Temple near Zhe-Hol in Tartary in China.  Artist William Alexander 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Parish, H. W. and artist William Alexander (drawing) / Benjamin Thomas Pouncy (engraver)

A view of Poo-Ta-La of Great Temple near Zhe-Hol in Tartary in China. Drawn by William Alexander from a sketch by H. W. Parish

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,3 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 30,3 x 39,2 cm, image size 24,0 x 35,2 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100104G Preis 190,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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Staunton 1796 - A General Chart, on Mercator's Projection, to shew the Track of the Lion and Hindostan from England to the Gulf of Peking in China. Drawn by J. Barrow.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Sir John Barrow (cartographer) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

A General Chart, on Mercator's Projection, to shew the Track of the Lion and Hindostan from England to the Gulph of Pekin (Gulf of Peking) in China, and of their Return to England, with the daily statement of the Barometer and Thermometer as observed at noon; also the limits of the Chinese Empire, as extended by the Conquests of the present Emperor Tchien-Lung. Antique map of the ship travel to China.

Map from the atlas of "An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China" by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Paper sheet format: 68,0 x 100,0 cm, copper plate format: 62,0 x 96,5 cm, image size of the map: 57,0 x 93,3 cm; map 3 times folded. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note "published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Margin with 4 small tears (1 cm) and one 4 cm tear. some small spots in the right margin, otherwise in very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100079G Preis 290,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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A Plan of the City and Harbour of Macao 1796 - antique map of Macao. Twee-Lien-Shan in China.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Joseph Baker (engraver)

A Plan of the City and Harbour of Macao. A Colony of the Portugueze situated at the southern extremity of the Chinese Empire. China. Twee-Lien-Shan. Patera. Antique map of Macao (Portuguese).

Map from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 74,7 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 72,5 x 56,1 cm, image size of the map 68,7 x 52,3 cm. Map folded in the middle. Engraving with printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Upper margin with two small tears (1 cm), otherwise in very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100088G Preis 330,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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Antique print map from Turon Bay in Cochin China to the mouth of the Pei-Ho River in the Gulph of Pe-Tche-Lee or Pekin - Peking Beijing China 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Sir John Barrow (cartographer) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

A Chart on Mercator's Projection, containing the Track and Soundings of the Lion, the Hindostan and Tenders, from Turon Bay in Cochin China to the mouth of the Pei-Ho River in the Gulph of Pe-Tche-Lee or Pekin (Peking Beijing China). Antique map of the ship travel and China.

Map from the atlas of "An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China" by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 74,3 x 57,4 cm, copper plate format 73,3 x 52,7 cm, image size of the map: 69,8 x 49,2 cm. The map is folded in the middle. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Lower margin with 1 small tear (1 cm), otherwise in very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100081G Preis 290,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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1796 antique map - Chart of the Islands to the southward of Tchu-San on the Eastern Coast of China

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Sir John Barrow (cartographer) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

A Chart of the Islands to the southward of Tchu-San on the Eastern Coast of China generally laid down from one published by Alexander Dalrymple Esq. with additions and alterations and Sketch by Compass part of the Island of Tchu-San with the port of Ting-Hai. Antique map of the ship travel of the Clearence on Chinese coast.  

Map from the atlas of "An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China" by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 57,3 x 39,5 cm, copper plate format 55,6 x 37,3 cm, image size of the map 53,5 x 34,4 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100082G Preis 160,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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Antique print of the Coast of the Promontory of Shan-Tung with the Track of the Ships and the Soundings from the Place of first making the Land to the Strait of Mi-A-Tau in China.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Sir John Barrow (cartographer) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

A Sketch by Compass of the Coast of the Promontory of Shan-Tung with the Track of the Ships and the Soundings from the Place of first making the Land to the Strait of Mi-A-Tau in China. Antique map of the ship travel on Chinese coast.

Map from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 73,0 x 57,4 cm, copper plate format 71,0 x 53,1 cm, image size of the map 66,7 x 49,2 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Some scrapes in the image. Upper left edge of the margin is missing. One tear in the lower margin (3 cm), otherwise in very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100083G Preis 120,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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China 1796 - antique map of journey from Zhe-Hol in Tartary by land to Peking and from thence by water to Hang-Tchoo-Foo in China.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Sir John Barrow (cartographer) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

A Sketch of a Journey from Zhe-Hol in Tartary by land to Pekin and from thence by water to Hang-Tchoo-Foo in China. (Peking Beijing). Antique copper plate print of a part of China.

Map from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 75,1 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 67,3 x 49,8 cm, image size of the map 63,4 x 45,0 cm.. Map folded in the middle. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Upper margin with one small tear (1 cm), otherwise in very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100086G Preis 290,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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antique map - Sketch of a Journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo to Quang-Tchoo-Foo or Canton in China.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Sir John Barrow (cartographer) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

Sketch of a Journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo to Quang-Tchoo-Foo or Canton in China. Antique map of China.

Map from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 74,5 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 67,6 x 49,3 cm, image size of the map 63,3 x 45,2 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Margin with two tears on top (1 cm, 2cms) and one in the left margin (3 cm). Map folded in the middle with an additional crease., otherwise in very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100087G Preis 240,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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Chart of part of the Coast of Cochin-China in cluding Turon Harbour and the Island Callao. Turon Bay Tien-Tcha.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / H. W. Parish of the Royal Artillery and Sir John Barrow (cartographer) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

A Chart of part of the Coast of Cochin-China in cluding Turon Harbour and the Island Callao from an actual Survey in June 1793 by H. W. Parish of the Royal Artillery and J. Barrow. / View of the entrance into Turon Bay, the south Peak of the peninsula Tien-Tcha. Antique map and view of a part of China. Drawn by J. Barrow

Map and view from the atlas of "An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China" by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Paper sheet format: 57,2 x 43,0 cm, copper plate format: 49,5 x 43,0 cm, image size of the map: 46,0 x 41,2 cm; Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note "published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). One slight fold on the whole leaf. Some small printing squeezes. 2 small tears in the margin on left edge (1 + 0,5 cm), otherwise in very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100080G Preis 190,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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Cape Macartney and Cape Gower and view of the city of Ten-Tchoo-Foo from  Mi-A-Tau in China Shantung Peninsula 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Elizabeth Ellis (engraver)

Cape Macartney bearing north-east and Staunton's Island / Cape Gower bearing north-west / View of the city of Ten-Tchoo-Foo from the ancorage of the Hindostan in the Strait of Mi-A-Tau bearing south-west. China. Engraving with one harbour view and two of the Shantung Peninsula printed on one sheet

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Antique copper plate view of the ship travel on Chinese coast. Sheet format 57,3 x 74,5 cm, copper plate format 54,0 x 74,5 cm. Sheet folded in the middle. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). One tear in the lower edge (5 cm), otherwise in very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100084G Preis 190,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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antique print map of the Pay-Ho or White River and of the road from Peking Beijing to Geho 1793.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / H. W. Parish of the Royal Artillery (cartographer) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

Sketch of the Pay-Ho or White River and of the road from Pekin (Peking Beijing China) to Geho. Antique map. The sketch taken 1793 by H. W. Parish Royal Artillery

Map from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 57,4 x 39,0 cm, copper plate format 47,7 x 37,2 cm, image size of the map 43,8 x 33,3 cm.. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). One repaired tear from lower right edge into the map (17 cm), otherwise in very good condition.Original

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100085G Preis 90,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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China Peking - Plan of the Hall of Audience and the adjacent Courts in the Emperor's Gardens at Yuen-Min-Yuen. Beijing China 1796 antique print by  J. Barrow.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Sir John Barrow (cartographer) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

Plan of the Hall of Audience and the adjacent Courts in the Emperor's Gardens at Yuen-Min-Yuen. (Peking Beijing China).

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 57,1 x 39,4 cm, copper plate format 55,4 x 38,6 cm, image size 47,0 x 37,7 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). With slight fold in whole sheet and 2 tiny spots in the lower margin, otherwise very good condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100098G Preis 120,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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antique print - Section and Elevation of a Wheel used by the Chinese for raising Water in China. Drawn by J. Barrow 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Sir John Barrow (drawing) / W. Skelton (engraver)

Section and Elevation of a Wheel used by the Chinese for raising Water in China. Drawn by John Barrow

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 36,5 x 49,3 cm, image size 26,8 x 44,8 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Old name with ink on the rear, otherwise very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100121G Preis 140,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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Sir George Leonard Staunton - Plan and Section of a Sluice or Flood Gate on the Grand Canal of China

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Joseph Baker (engraver)

Plan and Section of a Sluice or Flood Gate on the Grand Canal of China

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 35,7 x 51,0 cm, image size 33,6 x 49,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.  

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100111G Preis 160,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.
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birds antique prints The Fire-Backed Pheasant of Java. Drawn by S. Edwards 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / S. Edwards (drawing) / W. Skelton (engraver)

The Fire-Backed Pheasant of Java.  Drawn by S. Edwards. Engraved by W. Skelton.

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 57,2 x 39,2 cm, copper plate format 35,4 x 30,0 cm, image size 31,1 x 24,4 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). A small fold in the left lower margin, otherwise very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100090G Preis 190,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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antique copper plate engraving of the Pelicanus Sinensis or Fishing Corvorant of China. Drawn by S. Edwards.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / Edwards, S. Edwards (drawing) / W. Skelton (engraver)

The Pelicanus Sinensis or Fishing Corvorant of China. Drawn by S. Edwards. Engraved by W. Skelton.

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 30,4 x 35,6 cm, image size 24,4 x 31,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100114G Preis 140,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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Sir George Leonard  Staunton antique print of a leaf of the Cactus Opuntia or Prickly Pear with the Cochineal Insects upon it.

Sir George Leonard Staunton

A Leaf of the Cactus Opuntia or Prickly Pear with the Cochineal Insects upon it.

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,3 x 57,3 cm, copper plate format 30,1 x 45,4 cm, image size 14,5 x 31,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100089G Preis 140,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.
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China - Sir George Leonard Staunton antique print from 1796 with instruments of war used by the Chinese.

Sir George Leonard Staunton

Instruments of War used by the Chinese. 

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,2 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 37,7 x 47,7 cm, image size 32,5 x 42,5 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). With slight fold in right lower corner, otherwise very good condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100096G Preis 140,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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China antique print with plans, sections, elevations of the Great Wall of China and some of the Towers, near the Pass of Cou-Pe-Keou 1796.

Sir George Leonard Staunton / H. W. Parish (drawing)

Plans, Sections, Elevations and Co of the Great Wall of China and some of the Towers, near the Pass of Cou-Pe-Keou. Taken on the spot by H. W. Parish of the Royal Artillery, 1793.

Engraving from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 57,2 x 39,3 cm, copper plate format 45,2 x 35,0 cm, image size 41,4 x 31,2 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100100G Preis 150,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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China - Antique Plan, Section and Elevation of the Poo-Ta-La or Temple of the Lama at Zhe-Hol in Tartary 1793.

Sir George Leonard Staunton /  H. W. Parish (drawing) / Joseph Baker (engraver)

Plan, Section and Elevation of the Poo-Ta-La or Temple of the Lama at Zhe-Hol in Tartary in China. Drawing by H. W. Parish of the Royal Artillery, 1793

Engraved by Joseph Baker, Islington. rare print from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 57,2 x 39,1 cm, copper plate format 38,3 x 30,7 cm, image size 36,0 x 28,3 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). With small spots by coffee splash in the image and margin, otherwise very good condition.

ARTIKEL-NR. 10100103G Preis 80,00 € inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versand DE 5 €, Europa 22 €. Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage. Zahlungsarten: PayPal / Überweisung.

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George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney
George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, KB (14 May 1737 – 31 May 1806) was an Irish-born British statesman, colonial administrator and diplomat. He is often remembered for his observation following Britain's success in the Seven Years War and subsequent territorial expansion at the Treaty of Paris that Britain now controlled "a vast Empire, on which the sun never sets".
After being created Earl Macartney in the Irish peerage (1792), he was appointed the first envoy of Britain to China, after the failure of a number of previous embassies, including Cathcart's. He led the Macartney Embassy to Beijing in 1792 with a large British delegation on board a 64-gun man-of-war, HMS Lion. The embassy was ultimately not successful in its primary aim to open trade with China, although numerous secondary purposes were attained, including first-hand assessment of the strength of the Chinese empire. The failure to obtain trade concessions was not due to Macartney's refusal to kowtow in the presence of the Qianlong Emperor, as is commonly believed. It is probably described most neutrally as a result of competing world views which were uncomprehending and incompatible. After the conclusion of the embassy, Qianlong sent a letter to King George III, explaining in greater depth the reasons for his refusal to grant the requests of the embassy.

The Macartney Embassy is historically significant because it marked a missed opportunity by the Chinese to move toward some kind of accommodation with the West. This failure would continue to plague the Qing Dynasty as it encountered increasing foreign pressures and internal unrest during the 19th century.

The Qianlong Emperor
The Qianlong Emperor (Chien-lung Emperor; born Hongli (Hung-li; Chinese: 弘曆; Möllendorff transliteration hung li); 25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799) was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. The fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor, he reigned officially from 11 October 1735 to 8 February 1796.1 On 8 February, he abdicated in favor of his son, the Jiaqing Emperor – a filial act in order not to reign longer than his grandfather, the illustrious Kangxi Emperor. Despite his retirement, however, he retained ultimate power until his death in 1799. Although his early years saw the continuation of an era of prosperity in China, his final years saw troubles at home and abroad converge on the Qing Empire.
During the mid-eighteenth century, Qianlong began to face pressures from the West to increase foreign trade. The proposed cultural exchange between the British Empire at the time and the Qing Empire collapsed due to many factors. Firstly, there was a lack of any precedent interaction with overseas foreign kingdoms apart from neighbouring tributory states to guide Qianlong towards a more informed response. Furthermore, competing worldviews that were incompatible between China and Britain, the former holding entrenched beliefs that China was the "central kingdom", and the latter's push for rapid liberalization of trade relations, worsened ties.

George Macartney, was sent by King George III as ambassador extraordinary to seek a range of trade concessions. He was granted an audience with the Qianlong Emperor, and attended the Emperor's 80th birthday. There is continued discussion about the nature of the audience, and what level of ceremonials were performed. Demands from the Qing Court that the British Trade ambassadors kneel and perform the kowtow were strongly resisted by Macartney, and debate continues as to what exactly occurred, differing opinions recorded by Qing courtiers and British delegates.

Sir George Staunton, 1st Baronet
Sir George Leonard Staunton, 1st Baronet (10 April 1737 – 14 January 1801) was an employee of the East India Company and a botanist. He was elected in February 1787 a Fellow of the Royal Society.
In 1793, he was named Secretary to the British mission to the Chinese Imperial court. This diplomatic and trade mission would be headed by Lord Macartney. Staunton was charged with producing the official account of the expedition after their return. This multi-volume work was taken chiefly from the papers of Lord Macartney and from the papers of Sir Erasmus Gower, who was Commander of the expedition. Sir Joseph Banks, the President of the Royal Society, was responsible for selecting and arranging engraving of the illustrations in this official record.
He died at his London house, 17 Devonshire Street, on 14 January 1801 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, where a monument by Sir Francis Chantrey is erected to his memory. The baronetcy, his Irish estate at Clydagh, County Galway and his London home were all inherited by his only son, George Thomas Staunton.

Sir George Staunton, 2nd Baronet
Sir George Thomas Staunton, 2nd Baronet (26 May 1781 – 10 August 1859) was an English traveller and Orientalist. Born at Milford House near Salisbury, he was the son of Sir George Leonard Staunton (1737–1801), first baronet, diplomatist and Orientalist. In 1792, at the age of 12, he accompanied his father, who had been appointed secretary to Lord Macartney's mission to China, to the Far East (1792–1794). Prior to the trip the young George Staunton had begun to learn Chinese alongside Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet and for the duration was therefore given the role of Page to Lord Macartney. During the mission his Chinese proved good enough to engage in diplomatic banter and he received a personal gift from the Qianlong Emperor. In 1797 he spent two terms at Trinity College, Cambridge.

In 1798 was appointed a writer in the British East India Company's factory at Canton (Guangzhou), and subsequently its chief. During this time his knowledge of Chinese increased. In April 1803 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1805 he translated a work of Dr George Pearson into Chinese, thereby introducing vaccination into China. Five years later he published a translation of a significant part of the Chinese legal code.

In 1816 Staunton proceeded as second commissioner on a special mission to Beijing with Lord Amherst and Sir Henry Ellis. During the mission he landed in Hong Kong in July, 1816. He walked from the shore of Hong Kong to Hong Kong Village via Wong Chuk Hang. After the trip, Wong Chuk Hang was named Staunton Creek and the valley where Hong Kong Village was located was named Staunton Valley. Staunton Creek later became a cesspool of mud and rotting sampans and was eventually cleared to create Wong Chuk Hang Nullah with the residents housed in Wong Chuk Hang Estate. Hong Kong Village was most likely Wong Chuk Hang Lo Wai; only Wong Chuk Hang San Wai still exists at the bottom of Shouson Hill. After the ceding of Hong Kong from China to Great Britain, Staunton Street in Central was named after him.

Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet
Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet, FRS, FRGS (19 June 1764 – 23 November 1848) was an English statesman and writer.
He was born the son of Roger Barrow in the village of Dragley Beck, in the parish of Ulverston, then in Lancashire, now in Cumbria. He started in life as superintending clerk of an iron foundry at Liverpool and afterwards, in his twenties, taught mathematics at a private school in Greenwich.

Through the interest of Sir George Leonard Staunton, to whose son he taught mathematics, he was attached on the first British embassy to China from 1792-94 as comptroller of the household to Lord Macartney. He soon acquired a good knowledge of the Chinese language, on which he subsequently contributed interesting articles to the Quarterly Review; and the account of the embassy published by Sir George Staunton records many of Barrow's valuable contributions to literature and science connected with China. Although Barrow ceased to be officially connected with Chinese affairs after the return of the embassy in 1794, he always took much interest in them, and on critical occasions was frequently consulted by the British government.

William Alexander
William Alexander (10 April 1767 – 23 July 1816) was an English painter, illustrator and engraver.The hallmarks of his work, usually executed in watercolours, were clearness and harmony of colour, simplicity and taste in composition, grace of outline, and delicacy of execution. He accompanied the Macartney Embassy to China in 1792.

Alexander was born in Maidstone, Kent, the son of Harry Alexander, a coachmaker. He was educated at Maidstone Grammar School, but in 1782, at the age of 15, moved to London to study art - first under William Pars, and subsequently Julius Caesar Ibbetson. In February 1784, he was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools. He assiduously applied himself to the mastery of his profession, obtaining the notice and approbation of Sir Joshua Reynolds.

In 1792, he was appointed as one of the draughtsmen to the Macartney Embassy to China. He accompanied the Earl of Macartney to Peking where he made drawings for the plates which accompanied Sir George Staunton's account of the embassy. In 1794 he returned to England and married Jane Wogan the following year. She died soon afterwards.

His other principal works were: "Views of Headlands, Islands, etc. taken during the Voyage to China" (1798); drawings based on Daniells' sketches, for Vancouver's Voyage to the North Pacific Ocean (1798); and the descriptive plates to Sir John Barrow's Travels in China (1804), and Voyage to Cochin China (1806). In 1805 he published "The Costume of China", illustrated by 48 coloured engravings.The work was so well-received that a second volume was later published in 1814, with another 48 coloured plates. Besides his works as a draughtsman, he made several engravings (quotation from the wikipedia)

 

 

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