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.
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1 volume(s) (24 images in 1 volume)
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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
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Physic Street, Canton
This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Thomson, John, 1837-1921, photographer
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