By Tianjin Library
A Pictorial list of the Qing Dynasty - Rivers and websites, contains significant different types of maps: river maps and maps of old sites.China was once an agrarian society in the course of medieval occasions, and harnessing rivers performed an enormous position in maintaining social improvement. A Compendium on Harnessing Rivers, which was once accomplished within the forty second yr of Emperor Kangxi s reign (1703), features a huge variety of important photos compiled and edited via Zhang Penghe, the governor-general in control of rivers. The ebook additionally comprises maps of varied rivers drawn through nameless artists. They list the vicissitudes of rivers and parts alongside the banks whereas while realistically tracing the shapes of urban partitions, locations of old curiosity, and wonder spots alongside the rivers.As a mom river of the chinese language kingdom, the Yellow River has constantly been the point of interest of a lot cognizance, leading to extra historic chinese language maps of this river than the other in China. This ebook collects many maps of the Yellow River made in the course of the past due Qing interval, so much of which additionally checklist in writing the dates of the crevasse and the closure of a definite component to the river and the deployment of infantrymen guarding it. a whole Map of the Yellow River inside Shandong, A Map of the Yellow River in the complete Province of Shandong, A Concise whole Map of the Yellow River inside of Shandong are one of the maps awarded during this book.Other maps on hand comprise Maps of the Rivers below Baoding Prefecture, Maps of the Rivers below Zhengding Prefecture, and Maps of the Rivers lower than the 5 Prefectures of Zhili Ji, Zhao, Shen, Ding, and Yi.In addition, there are 3 maps of old curiosity: Maps of His Majesty s transitority living Palaces on His go back trip, Maps of Dagu Batteries, and Illustrations of Wendeng, Weihai, and different old Sites..KEY good points- Rivers and websites is the 3rd e-book in A Pictorial checklist of the Qing Dynasty sequence. the opposite 3 books are entitled company files (Released may perhaps 2008), outdated Manchu Capital (Released June 2008), and Manchurian Railway (to be unlock November 2008).- such as over four hundred maps that seem in chronological order in ten different types, every one adorned with coloured drawings.- unique photographs and whole colour
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