Old Maps Collection
Sketch of a journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo to Quang-Tchoo-Foo or Canton in China
Barrow, John, 1764-1848, cartographer
Baker, Benjamin, fl. 1780-1824, engraver
Nicol, George, 1740?-1828, publisher
JPEG 6550 × 8615, 54.9MB
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
33 x 23.5 cm, on sheet 40 x 31 cm
Detailed map showing the route taken from Hangzhou (Hang-Tchoo-Foo) to Guangzhou (Quang-Tchoo-Foo) published in Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China'. This map details George Macartney's -an Anglo-Irish diplomat- Embassy to China, the first British embassy to that country, undertaken between 1792 and 1794. The map depicts the second part of Macartney's return from the summer palace at Chengde -north of Beijing- after meeting the Emperor. He returned to Beijing overland, before traveling south to Hangzhou on the Yangtze River delta via the Great Canal of China, they passed Nankin on route to Guangzhou, where they met the ships that were to take them home. Diplomatically, the mission was a complete failure, as the Emperor proved entirely unwilling to consider trade concessions, however, the trip yielded Europeans valuable new information on China's geography and social customs.
Original is a printed map from the work 'An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', 67 x 46 cm.
Depicts the Pekin Meridian.
Double scale line in English miles and Chinese Li.
Relief shown pictorially.
Map outlined in double fillet.
Macao in China maps.
Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers, A-D [vol. 1], p. 90
Voyages and travels
Zhejiang Sheng (China)
Jiangxi Sheng (China)
Guangdong Sheng (China)
Vol. 2, [pl. 10]
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
Staunton, George, Sir, 1737-1801
Harvard College Library
Provenance Call No.:
MAP-LC DS708. S78 pf*