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Hong Kong as seen from the anchorage. Drawn by Lieutenant L.G. Heath of HMS Iris, 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 385

Scope and Contents

London: published according to Act of Parliament at the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, May 4th 1847

Commander (later Captain Sir Edward) Belcher of HMS Sulphur carried out a hydrographic survey of Hong Kong Island in 1841, and it was printed as Chart 1466 on 1 May 1843. Three engravings based upon Lieutenant L.G. Heath’s drawings were prepared by the Hydrographic Office to complement Belcher’s chart, and were published in 1847 as a three part panorama, measuring 127 x 2310 mm. in total. The individual sheets are numbered 1696a-c.
The RCS possesses two copies of Heath’s panorama: one is an original, RCMS 385/1; and the second is a colour reproduction, pulled from the original Admiralty copper plates, published in 1991 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the cession of Hong Kong to the United Kingdom, RCMS 385/2.


  • 1847 - 1991

Conditions Governing Access

Stored in the RCS Plan Chest.


6 sheet(s) : paper

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

fair condition


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Includes index.
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