1797 Staunton Voyage to CHINA & Tartary Illustrated Great Wall MAPS RARE English

STAUNTON, George

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An impressive work describing the voyage of the first embassy sent to China and Tartary by King George III of England in 1792. Written by George Staunton, this book is an important work on the natives and cultures of Chinese and Tartary people including descriptions of daily life, botany, and voyage routes. Staunton’s reports on China became the first source for many English readers to read about China; thus, this work became immensely popular throughout Britain in the 1790s.

 

Per Cox,

“A most interesting account of Chinese manners & customs at the close of the 18th-century.”

 

This 1797 edition of Staunton’s is illustrated with impressive engravings, including two folding maps! Notable illustrations include views of the Great Wall of China, ships, and Chinese architecture.

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1797 Staunton Voyage to CHINA & Tartary Illustrated Great Wall MAPS RARE English

 

An impressive work describing the voyage of the first embassy sent to China and Tartary by King George III of England in 1792. Written by George Staunton, this book is an important work on the natives and cultures of Chinese and Tartary people including descriptions of daily life, botany, and voyage routes. Staunton’s reports on China became the first source for many English readers to read about China; thus, this work became immensely popular throughout Britain in the 1790s.

 

Per Cox,

“A most interesting account of Chinese manners & customs at the close of the 18th-century.”

 

This 1797 edition of Staunton’s is illustrated with impressive engravings, including two folding maps! Notable illustrations include views of the Great Wall of China, ships, and Chinese architecture.

 

Item number: #13279

Price: $750

 

STAUNTON, George

 

An historical account of the embassy to the emperor of China, undertaken by order of the king of Great Britain including the manners & customs of the inhabitants & preceded by an account of the causes of the embassy & voyage to China

 

London : Printed for John Stockdale, 1797.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xv, [1], 475, [5]
    • 25 engraved pages
  • References: Cox, A Reference to the Literature of Travel,334; Hill p.280
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Visible repair at inner hinges
  • Size: ~8.75in X 5.5in (22.5cm x 14cm)
  • Rare and desirable

 

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13279

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

STAUNTON, George

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete