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Plan of Old Peking

A beautiful little hand drawn and coloured Plan of Old Peking and the Forbidden City

Chart Information
Reference: A1102
Date c1860
Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist: Unknown
Size Of Original: w45cm x h62cm (w17" x h24")
Paper Type Epsom Cotton Rag 280gsm

Further Information

This hand-drawn plan of Old Peking was in the hands of the British Foreign Office since 1880. How much older than that it is hard to tell but it is typical of the type of information on Peking and China that the British were trying to amass between throughout the mid 19th Century. It likely dates from around 1860

Although the Plan is of Chinese authorship the translations and the manner in which side-notes have been added only serve to enhance the appeal and relevance of the work. There is little doubt that, as beautiful it is today, it would likely have been a true work of art when it was made with vibrant colours which have sadly faded to the sepia browns we see today.

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Ref: A1101

A Plan of the city of Peking (Beijing)

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