An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China : including cursory observations made, and information obtained, in travelling through that ancient empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary : together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion of His Majesty's ship the Lion, and the ship Hindostan, in the East India Company's service, to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin; as well as of their return to Europe : with notices of the several places where they stopped in their way out and home; being the islands of Madeira, Teneriffe, and St. Jago; the port of Rio de Janeiro in South America; the islands of St. Helena, Tristan d'Acunha, and Amsterdam, the coast of Java, and Sumatra, the Nanka Isles, Pulo Condore, and Cochin-China / taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney ... Sir Erasmus Gower ... and of other gentlemen in the several departments of the embassy by Sir George Staunton ... ; in two volumes, with engravings; beside a folio volume of plates.
|Main Author:||Staunton, George, Sir, 1737-1801.|
|Related Names:||Gower, Erasmus Sir 1742-1814., Macartney, George Macartney Earl 1737-1806.|
London : Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. : 1797.
Voyages and travels.
Great Britain > Foreign relations > China.
China > Foreign relations > Great Britain.
China > Description and travel.
LMU copy imperfect: folio volume of plates wanting.
Pages with engraved illustrations included in pagination; not included in collation.
Leaf a2 in volume 2 missigned a.
Description of plates in volumes 1 and 2; description of plates in accompanying folio volume: pages [xv]-xxxiv in volume 1.
Each volume has separate table of contents.
Engravings: frontispieces, text illustrations, plates. Vol. 1 frontispiece portrait of the Emperor of China engraved by Collyer after W. Alexander; vol. 2 frontispiece portrait of the Earl of Macartney engraved by J. Hall after T. Hickey.
Signatures: Vol. 1: pi² a-d⁴ B-3S⁴ 3T²(-3T2); v. 2: a-b⁴ c² B-4E⁴ 4F².
Vol. 1: , xxxiv, 518 p.,  leaf of plates; v. 2: xx, 626 p.,  leaves of plates.
2 v. :
ill., ports., maps ;
31 cm. (4to) +
atlas of plates.
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