Parish, H.W. (mapmaker). B. Baker (engraver).
London. George Nicol. 1796.
Copperplate engraved map, 17 1/4 x 13 inches (44 x 33 cm) on sheet 22 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches, light undulation to sheet, very good condition. Finely engraved and detailed map of two routes to Pekin (Beijing), along the White River (Baihe River) from the Gulph of Petcheli 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, "many barges," "the road shaded by willow trees" etc. Item #53802