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Barrow, John, Sir, 1764–1848

Travels in China : containing descriptions, observations and comparisons, made and collected in the course of a short residence at the imperial palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a subsequent journey through the country from Pekin to Canton, in which it is attempted to appreciate the rank that this extraordinary empire may be considered to hold in the scale of civilized nations ... / by John Barrow ... ; illustrated with several engravings.

London : Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1804.
Physical Description:
x, [2], 632 p., [8] leaves of plates : col. ill., port. ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS708 .B37 1804+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Spine title, on publisher's printed label: Barrow's Travels in China.
Aquatints by Thomas Medland; after W. Alexander. Stipple engravings by Thomas Medland; after Samuel Daniell. Line engravings by Samuel John Neele.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 531
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in original blue paper covered boards, with publisher's printed spine label.
Subject Terms:
Cadell, T. -- Publisher.
China -- Description and travel.
China -- Politics and government -- 1644-1912.
China -- Social life and customs -- 1644-1912.
Davies, W. -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1804.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- China -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- China -- History -- 19th century.
Qianlong, Emperor of China, 1711-1799.
Stipple engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1804.
Strahan, A. -- Printer.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1804.
Medland, Thomas, active 18th century-19th century, engraver.
Neele, Samuel John, 1758-1824, engraver
Alexander, William, 1767-1816, ill.
Daniell, Samuel, ill.
IIIF Manifest:

  • Contents of the plates: Portrait of Van-ta-gin
  • A foreign trader. A rice mill
  • A Chinese. A Hottentot
  • View in the eastern side of the Imperial Park at Gehol
  • Sketches of Chinese artillery
  • [Chinese musical Instruments]
  • Construction of the arc of a Chinese bridge
  • A village and cottages. Dwelling of a Mandarin or officer of state.

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