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William Heather: [Mouth of the Pearl River]

Map: SEAS4870
 
Cartographer: William Heather
Title: [Mouth of the Pearl River]
Date: 1803
Published: London
Width: 32 inches / 82 cm
Height: 26 inches / 67 cm
Map ref: SEAS4870
Description:
Stunning Georgian sea chart of the coast of China and the mouth of the Pearl River, with early depiction of Hong Kong. This is one of the earliest and most famous depictions of the island, labelled on the map as "Fanchinchow or Heongkong". This chart was printed during the Napoleonic Wars for a merchant mariner sailing from London or Portsmouth to the Far East. An inset details the routes taken by ships from the Bocca Tigris or Tiger's Mouth to Canton. [SEAS4870]