Pelicanus Sinensis, or Fishing Corvorant [Cormorant] of China. CHINA - CORMORANT.

Pelicanus Sinensis, or Fishing Corvorant [Cormorant] of China.

Edwards, S. (illus). S. Skelton (engraver).
London. George Nicol. 1796.
Copperplate engraving, plate mark 12 x 14 inches on sheet 17 x 22 1/2 inches. Light toning and foxing in margins, overall very good condition. Finely engraved image of a cormorant, a magnificent webfoot bird, with Chinese landscape in background. 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. Item #41642

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