View of Hong Kong
From East Market


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of complete lithograph

After departing Singapore on March 29, 1853, the expedition headed for Macao and Hong Kong arriving at anchorage in Hong Kong on April 7.

This lithograph depicts the anchorage at Hong Kong as viewed from East Point. Perry observed that there was "...every sign of commercial prosperity, although the place is not very attractive visitors...." He also noted that when the English took control of Hong Kong in 1841 there was "...a bleak and barren hillside where now stands the city of Victoria...." He estimated the population at the time of his visit to be no less than 14,641.

In my opinion, this is the most in demand lithograph of this series.

The titles/lettering read:

  • From nature by Heine Figures by Brown

  • Lith. of Sarony & Co. New York.

  • VIEW OF HONG-KONG FROM EAST MARKET

Bottom edge (binding edge) is ragged. No stains in the image area. There is a paper crease that extends down from the top into the middle of the image area. You can see the crease on the pic. The color/plate that printed the ground you see in the bottom foreground is shifte left approximately 3mm. Despite these faults this is a very clean and sharp lithograph.

Paper thickness is 7.25mm.

Landscape Format

Page Size (cm): 29x22.5cm

Image Size (cm): Width-23.5, Height-16.3, Diagonal-28.7

 

Attribution: This lithograph has been positively confirmed to be from the Beverley Tucker, Senate Printing (1856), of the Narrative.

 
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