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A map of the Pearl River Estuary

1841

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Re-engraving of the English translation of French map by JBB d'Anville (1697-1782) in 1735, charting the whole of the Pearl River passage rather than Canton alone. Included are Macao, Lantao and Canton. Landmarks such as forts, pagodas and the sepulchre of St. Francis Xavier are identified.

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  • Title: A map of the Pearl River Estuary
  • Date Created: 1841
  • Location Created: London
  • Physical Dimensions: 39 x 25 cm
  • Original Language: English
  • Type: Map
  • Publisher: English edition of Du Halde's 'A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese Tartary together with the Kingdoms of Tibet' (1738 - 1741)
  • Medium: Copper engraving
  • object id: HKMM2004.0132.0001

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