|<-- See earlier|
||Visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to Hongkong [i.e. Hong Kong] in 1869
||Hong Kong: History
||Portrait of Sir Frederick Lugard as Governor of Hong Kong
||Photographs of the Philippines, 1890s
||Views of Japan
||Faviell Collection of Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] Railway views, 1867
||Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] Views
||Colombo Harbour completed 1885 [Construction of South-West Breakwater, Colombo Harbour, 1875-1885]
||The Knuckles (Colombo, 1868)
||Photograph collection of John Abercromby Alexander
||Plumbago in Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], c.1886
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Illustrations of China and its People
||Illustrations of China and its People
||Thomson, John, 1837-1921, photographer
|Extent and Medium
||24 images in 1 volume; The volume was in poor condition, and lacks a title page, but has been expertly restored.
||Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
|Content and context|
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.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, Illustrations of China and its People, Y30377G
The full citation for this publication is: Thomson, John (1873-1874), 'Illustrations of China and its People', London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle.
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Physic Street, Canton
|Thomson, John (1837-1921) photographer|
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