Illustrations of China and its People
Scope and Contents
A volume measuring 36 x 48 cm containing plates with illustrations of various Chinese provinces, Hong Kong and Macao.
John Thomson (1837-1921) was a distinguished photographer and traveller, and this is volume I of his magnum opus, published in four volumes in 1873-74. It contains excellent Woodbury-type reproductions of his photographs taken in the early 1870s, and substantial notes on each illustration.
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
1 volume(s) (24 images in 1 volume)
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The volume was in poor condition, and lacks a title page, but has been expertly restored.
Existence and Location of Originals
To view an image from this collection:
Physic Street, Canton
This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Thomson, John, 1837-1921, photographer
- 2004-07-26 11:28:02+00:00
- Language of description
- Script of description