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"Section and Elevation of a Wheel used by the Chinese for Raising Water"
Engraving by W. Skelton after William Alexander. Published by G.Nicol; London 1796.
Plate size:- 14.5 inches x 19.5 inches.
Printed on wove paper with watermark :- "J. Whatman 1794 "
Slight creasing to top left corner, which does not encroach on to plate, otherwise in very good, clean condition.
Plate from Sir George Leonard Staunton's book: "An Authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China........" published 1796.
William Alexander ( 1767 - 1816 ) accompanied Lord Macartney to China; 1792 - 1794 , making drawings of life and landscape in that country, providing many of the first images of China available to the West.