Auction 127, Lot 709

"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 Esqre. with Additions and Alterations", Barrow, John (Sir)

Subject: China

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain…

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 21 inches
34.3 x 53.3 cm

This is a finely executed chart of Zhoushan Harbor, which is located just south of Shanghai. The chart presents a significant amount of detail with soundings, anchorages and extensive notations. At bottom is a plan of the City of Ting-Hai and vicinity and a unique circular panoramic view from an anchorage in the harbor. John Barrow was the private secretary to Lord Macartney when he was ambassador to China. He was later Secretary to the Admiralty and was a vice-president and founding member of the Royal Geographical Society. Published in London by George Nicol.


Condition: A

Map image is near fine on a full sheet of thick paper with wide margins. The margins have a little toning at edge and some binding stitch holes at left. In original uncolored state.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/25/2009