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Illustrations of China and its People

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377G

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.

Dates

  • 1873

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 volume(s) (24 images in 1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

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

http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/1810/1186/1/RCSPC-Y30377G-XX.jpg

To use this image or obtain a copy please refer to our Terms of Use:

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/rcs_photo_project/gallery1.html

Bibliography

The full citation for this publication is: Thomson, John (1873-1874), 'Illustrations of China and its People', London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle.

General

This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Originator(s)

Thomson, John, 1837-1921, photographer

Includes index.
Date
2004-07-26 11:28:02+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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