Staunton’s Chart of Da NangSKU: 5450
Staunton’s Chart of Da Nang
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49.5 x 42 cm
A chart of part of the coast of Cochin-China including Turon Harbour and the island Callao from an actual survey in June 1793. By HW Parish of the Royal Artillery and J Barrow
Copper engraving, 49.5 x 42 cm, engraved by Benjamin Baker after J Barrow, coastal profile showing the harbour entrance at the foot of the map, modern hand-colour, blank verso.
This survey was made on the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China and shows the entrance to Turon Harbour – Da Nang in modern Vietnam – and the course of the brig HMS Jackall. Published in Sir George Leonard Staunton's ‘An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China’. Staunton was a longstanding friend of Macartney and Secretary to the British diplomatic mission of 1793, the first of its kind, and he was charged with compiling the official account.