Panorama of the Yangtse [Yangzi River] from Chungking [Chongqing] to I-ch'ang [Ichang, Yichang], intended to show navigational conditions on the river, commissioned by the East Szechuan [Sichuan] Military Command

Scope and Content

Hand-drawn and coloured plates.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Yangzi River has for centuries been an important conduit for goods and people travelling in inland China. In the late nineteenth century, as foreign maritime trade with China grew, the Yangzi River also became essential to foreign trading ambitions in China.

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