Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage

Search using this query type:



Search only these record types:

Item
Collection
Simple Page

Advanced Search (Items only)

Peking Observatory.

Files

Date Created

1874

Identifier

University of Otago Library Special Collections: Double Oversize - DS 709 TF74
s43

Subject(s)

Publisher

London : Sampson Low.

Description

"The instrument ... is of huge dimensions, cast in solid bronze, and is of the most beautiful workmanship. The stand of this piece of mechanism has a mythological significance, and its design is of remarkable artistic excellence. Four of the dragons, which play such an important part in Chinese geomancy, are there seen chained to the earth, and upholding the spheres. The perfect modelling and solidity of the metal proves that the art of casting was well understood in those days" (Thomson, 1874, v.IV, 11).

Item Dimensions

490 mm (width)

Geographic Location

Source

Illustrations of China and its people : a series of two hundred photographs with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented / John Thomson (London : Sampson Low, 1873-1874), v.IV.

Is Part Of

Illustrations of China and its people : a series of two hundred photographs with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented.

Citation

Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921, “Peking Observatory.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 16, 2017, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6010.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.

Share this page