Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Leitch, Richard Principal

Title:

The Harbour of Hong Kong from an original sketch

Date:

Dec 27

Medium:

wood engraving, later colour

Size:

23.5 x 34.5 cm

Description:

This engraving was published in The Illustrated London News on December 27th 1856. It was engraved in reverse on wood and printed in London after a drawing done in Hong Kong by the artist correspondent Richard Leitch. The drawing was done only 15 years after building had started in the colony of Hong Kong in 1841.

 

A view from Flagstaff House looking west towards Murray Barracks with Central and the harbour beyond. There are already many ships in the harbour.

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Item Code:

P6382

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