Staunton, George Leonard: VOYAGE DANS L'INTERIEUR DE LA CHINE, ET EN TARTARIE FAIT DANS LES ANNEES 1792. 1793, ET 1794, PAR LORD MACARTNEY. Redige sur les Papiers de Lord Macartney. Paris, 1804. Atlas with 2 ff. 38 engraved plates (including portrait frontispiece and one map) and 3 large folding maps. 28x21 cm. Rebound in later quarter leather.
'Traduit de l'Anglais, avec des Notes, par J. Castera. Troisieme Edition, revue, corrigee, et augmentee d'un Precis de l'Histoire de la Chine par le Traducteur'. Maps by Tardieu l'anne, bound in later quarter leather and boards, Paris, F. Buisson, An XII (1804).
The atlas volume only to the third French edition cf. Cordier 2385; Morrison II:248. A small number of the plates are repeated from the English edition, but the majority are new with the emphasis on the manners and customs of the Chinese. The three large folding maps with detail show: 1. The route of the Embassy from Britain to China; 2. The route of the Embassy from Jehol to Peking and thence down to Hangzhou; 3. The Embassy's onward route from Hangzhou to Canton. The atlas is clean but has some worming, thankfully mainly confined to the paper margins of the plates and maps. Where the worming does intrude, it is only to the margin of the image or is well-nigh unnoticeable. A couple of the maps with slight margin loss. Priced accordingly. Quite rare.
Subjects: Rare Books Travel
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 159 in printed List 196.
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