CHINA - CANTON A group of 19 views, comprising architectural and topographical views, [c.1870 and later] (19)
Lot 183
CHINA - CANTON A group of 19 views, comprising architectural and topographical views, [c.1870 and later] (19)
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CHINA - CANTON
A group of 19 views, comprising architectural and topographical views, albumen prints, 6 mounted, typically 210 x 270mm., [c.1870 and later] (19)

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  • Including: two temple views; two men standing beneath trees and attributed to John Thompson; the 'Emperor's Temple'; Canton from the city wall looking south east; the Pearl River showing a barrier across the river to prevent ships proceeding to the city; inns near the river; the Island Pagoda, Macau Passage; examination cells; the water clock; the Temple Guardians; the five story pagoda built on the city wall; rice fields and workers; the 'Flowery' pagoda; the waterway between the western district and the island of Shamen with the 'English' bridge on the left; a view often known as the 'execution ground' but, more likely, a pottery; a lotus pool on the island of Honam; a pagoda on the banks of the Pearl River, and another view of the 'Flowery' pagoda.
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