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BRITISH ADMIRALTY - HONG KONG surveyed by Captn. Sir Edward Belcher, in H.M.S. Sulphur 1841. Corrected to 1845.
Antique map published in London 1841 - 1845 (23.8. x .36.1 inches. 60.5. x .91.7 cm.) Very good to mint condition.
Nautical chart of Hong Kong. Engraved by J. & C. Walker, it is based on the observations of Sir Edward Belcher, a British naval officer and explorer.
Belcher entered the royal navy in 1812. In 1825 he accompanied Frederick William Beechey's expedition to the Pacific as a surveyor on board the bomb vessel HMS Sulphur.
In 1836, Edward Belcher was appointed by the Admiralty to the command of the H.M.S. Sulphur and the H.M.S. Starling, which resulted in his voyage around the world. He distinguished himself highly while on this adventure, and consequently, he became famous.
On January 26, 1841, Edward Belcher and his men were the first of the British fleet to land on Possession Point at the north shore of Hong Kong for the British Crown. He made the first British survey of Hong Kong harbour.
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