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An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China
AuthorStaunton, George, Sir, 1737-1801
Macartney, George Macartney, Earl, 1737-1806
Gower, Erasmus, Sir, 1742-1814
Pub. LocationLondonPublisherPrinted for G. Nicol
Date1798Phys. Desc.3 v. : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.
LocationDigital Archives, and Rare Book CabinetCall NumberDS708.A227 S718 1798
An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China : Including cursory observations made, and information obtained, in travelling through that ancient empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary : Together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion of His Majesty's ship the Lion, and the ship Hindostan, in the East India Company's service, to the Yellow Sea and Gulf of Pekin, as well as of their return to Europe, with notices of the several places where they stopped in their way out and home, being the islands of Madeira, Teneriffe, and St. Jago, the port of Rio de Janeiro in South America, the islands of St. Helena, Tristan d'Acunha, and Amsterdam, the coast of Java, and Sumatra, the Nanka Isles, Pule Condore, and Cochin-China : Taken chiefly from the papers of his Excellency the Earl of Macartney, Knight of the Bath, his Majesty's embassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Emperor of China, Sir Erasmus Gower, commander of the expedition, and of other gentlemen in the several departments of the embassy / by Sir George Staunton, baronet, honorary Doctor of Laws of the University of Oxford, fellow of the Royal Society of London, his Majesty's secretary of embassy to the Emperor of China, and minister plenipotentiary in the absence of the embassador ; in two volumes, with engravings ; beside a folio volume of plates.

Library has v. 2 only.
Digital ed.: [Staunton-Embassy.pdf (v.1-3)]
Vol.1 Internet Archive.
Vol.2 Internet Archive.
Vol.3 Internet Archive.

Links to this plus French, German and Dutch editions online at Bibliotheca Sinica 2.0.

Subject(s)Macartney Embassy to China, 1793
Voyages and travels
China--Description and travel--17th-18th centuries
China--Foreign relations--Great Britain
Great Britain--Foreign relations--China
China--Politics and government--Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionBibl. Sinensis Soc. IesuRec. #16832