An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China ...

Alternative Title

[title page of v.2].

Date Created

1797

Identifier

University of Otago Library (DeBeer) Special Collections - Eb 1797 S
s25

Type

Publisher

London : printed for G. Nicol.

Description

In 1792, George, Lord Macartney was appointed Ambassador to the Emperor of China. His prime objective was to negotiate a treaty of commerce and friendship, and to establish a resident Ministry at the court of the Emperor at Peking (Beijing). Macartney was accompanied by the meticulous Sir George Staunton, mathematician John Barrow, James Dinwiddie, a showman-scientist, Thomas Hickey, an idle portrait painter, William Alexander, an industrious draughtsman, and John Crewe, a young rakehell gambler. Although costs were high at

Format

Title pages

Extent

8vo.

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Source

An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China; including cursory observations made, ... travelling through that ancient empire, ... Taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney, ... By Sir George Staunton, ... In three volumes (London : printed for G. Nicol, 1797).

Language

eng

Is Part Of

An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Staunton, George, 1737-1801, “An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China ...,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 6, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6121.