Chinese Vessels.

Creator

Alternative Title

Plate XVII

Date Created

1776

Identifier

Hocken Library - KX Ans W
s18

Publisher

London : Printed for W. Boyer and J. Nicholls.

Description

This detail shows "two of the vessels made use of by the Chinese. The first of these marked (A), is a junk of about a hundred and twenty tons burthen, and was what the Centurion hove down by; these are most in the great rivers, though they sometimes serve for small coasting voyages. The other junk, marked (B), is about two hundred and eighty tons burthen. ... its head, which is represented at (C), is perfectly flat; and when the vessel is deep laden, the second or third plank of this flat surface is oft-times under water. The masts, sails and rigging of these vessels are ruder than the built; for their masts are made of trees, no otherwise fashioned than by barking them, and lopping off their branches. Each mast has only two shrouds of twisted rattan; which are often both shifted to the weather-side; and the halyard, when the yard is up, serves instead of a third shroud. The sails are of matt, strengthened every three feet by an horizontal rib of bamboo; they run upon the mast with hoops, as is represented in the figure, and when they are lowered down, they fold upon the deck" (Anson, 1776, 414-415).

Contributor

Walter, Richard, 1716?-1785

Medium

copper plates.

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Source

A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV, by George Anson, Esq : afterwards Lord Anson, commander in chief of a squadron of His Majesty

Is Part Of

A voyage round the world.

Genre

Seascapes & Marines

Files

s18.jpg

Collection

Citation

unknown, “Chinese Vessels.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 23, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6040.