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BELCHER, Edward. [Belcher's chart of the approaches to Hong Kong]
China East Coast Sheet 1. From Mongchow to Hong Kong. Surveyed by Capt.n Sir E.Belcher, Comm.r Bate, Lieut. Gordon R.N., and Capt.n D.Ross I.N. London: Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, 1853. Coloured. 495 x 650mm. 19th century French chart-seller's blue ink stamp under title. Tear in unprinted sea area expertly repaired.
Sea chart of China from the island of Xiachuan Dao east to Hong Kong, surveyed by, among others, Edward Belcher, who is most famous for the first detailed map of Hong Kong, 1841 (the year before the island was ceded to Britain). He produced charts of all over the world for the Navy and also wrote accounts of his voyage around the world and an expedition to the Arctic. He ended his career in the navy as an Admiral.
[Ref: 15687]    £2,000.00 ($2,574 • €2,192 rates)


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