Parish, H.W. (mapmaker). B. Baker (engraver).
London. George Nicol. 1796.
Copperplate engraved map, 17 1/4 x 13 inches (44 x 33 cm), uneven left margin (1/4 inch at most narrow), toning at edge of sheet well outside image, overall very good condition. Finely engraved and detailed map of two routes to Pekin (Beijing), along the White River (Baihe River) and along the Imperial Highway from Jehol. The map was published in the account of the 1st Earl Macartney's embassy to China (1792-1794), An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China written by George Staunton. The map has a scale in nautical miles and in English Miles. Much interesting commentary, locating palaces and gardens, type of cultivation etc. Item #41641