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Auction 118, Lot 819

"Plan of the City of Peking [on sheet with] [view] Tien-Tsin, on the Banks of the Peiho River", Dower, John

Subject: China, Beijing

Period: 1860 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated London News

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 14.5 inches
24.1 x 36.8 cm

This sheet contains both a plan of the Chinese capital and a view of Tientsin. It was issued at the conclusion of the Second Opium War. In 1860, at the Convention of Peking, China ratified the Treaty of Tientsin, ending the war, and granting a number of privileges to British subjects within China. The plan of the city is extremely detailed with a key to the important sites.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with attractive later color.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/6/2007