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The Cataract of Shih-Tan, China. Thomas Allom engraving c1845.

The Cataract of Shih-Tan, China. Thomas Allom engraving c1845.

by Allom, Thomas

Antique Print of grand 'cataract' waterfall of ShihTan in the Province of Kiang-nan.

Original steel engraving by S. Bradshaw after Thomas Allom (1804-1872). Published in London between 1843 and 1847 (with later fine hand-colour) for China & the Chinese Illustrated. A series of views, from original sketches, displaying the scenery, architecture, social habits, etc., of this ancient and exclusive empire. by Thomas Allom Esquire, revealing to the West the unusual landscapes, elaborate social customs, unfamiliar religious customs and beliefs, strange occupations and pastimes, and fascinating religious inventions, in China at the time of the declaration of peace at Nanking in 1842, at the end of the first Opium Wars between Britain and China.

Image 125mm x 190mm (5 inches x 7.1/2 inches) Page size 220mm x 285mm (8.1/2 inches x 11.1/4 inches)
This finely engraved rare antique print is mounted between antique white conservation ragmat board and covered with cellophane for presentation and protection until framed. External size is approximately 30 x 36cm.

Stock Number: apChTA2FPrice: $125.00