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Canton River and adjacent islands [cartographic material] : from the latest surveys / Isaac Purdy sculpt
Bib ID 4394909
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Purdy, Isaac
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [ca. 1:310,000] (E 113°10'--E 114°20'/N 23°10'--N 22°10') 
Description [London] : Published by H. Colburn, 13 Grt. Marlborough Street, 1845 
1 map ; 38.8 x 41.2 cm., on sheet 42.0 x 44.8 cm. 
Partial contents Inset: Part of the Canton River shewing the positions of H.M. ships, comprising the advanced Squadron, May 26th, 1841. Scale [ca. 1:123,545] 
Notes

"The chart shows great detail of Hong Kong Island, Lantau, Macao, Canton and localities, forts, islands along the then-named Canton River (now more commonly called the Pearl River), also showing the Boca Tigris estuary and the positions of the Small Bar and Second Bar used as anchorage points in the 19th century, as well as Dane Island, French Island and Whampoa Island seen in China Trade paintings of the period. The chart also has an inset showing the position of the British squadron off Hanan Island just outside Canton City during the first Anglo-Chinese War ('Opium War') of 1838-1842, which resulted, among others, in Hong Kong being ceded to Great Britain in 1842."--Acquisition documentation.

Relief shown by hachures.

Map drawn by Isaac Purdy between 1841 and 1845--Acquisition documentation.

From: Narrative of the voyages and services of the Nemesis from 1840 to 1843, and of the combined naval and military operations in China, comprising a complete account of the colony of Hong-Kong and remarks on the character and habits of the Chinese from notes of Commander W. H. Hall, R. N. with personal observations by W. D. Bernard / Henry Colburn, London, second edition, 1845.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232440715

Subjects Nautical charts -- China -- Chu River Region -- Maps.  |  Chu River Region (China) -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1841-1845 
Other authors/contributors Bernard, William Dallas. Narrative of the voyages and services of the Nemesis from 1840 to 1843  |  Henry Colburn (Bookseller)
Also Titled

At foot of title: Hong Shang or Broadway River, reduced from a Chinese manuscript

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