Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge

The Pearl River was the principle thoroughfare into Canton and congestion was common. This engraving presents a view of the river busy with boats of various kind waiting to pass under a bridge.

Object Details

ID: PAI0242
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Alexander, William; Byrne, William Nicole, G. Alexander, William Byrne, William Nicole, G.
Places: Canton
Date made: 12 Apr 1796
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 407 x 560 mm; Mount: 572 x 760 mm

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