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Estuary of the Tahea, or Ning-po River. Allom c1845

Estuary of the Tahea, or Ning-po River. Allom c1845

by Allom, Thomas

China-Britain opium war naval battle. Allom antique print showing British Navy against Chinese Junks and Sampans on the Ning Po or Tahea River estuary.

Original steel engraving by William Floyd 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.

This wonderful series of engravings of landscapes, elaborate social behaviour, unfamiliar religious customs and beliefs, strange occupations and pastimes, and fascinating inventions that existed in the East 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: apChTA9FPrice: $220.00