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Abridged Copy of the Geographical Map in the Inner Court of the Qing Dynasty
This work is by Liu Yan, also called Dezhi, a middle- and late-Qing dynasty scholar in history, geography, and astronomy. Liu Yan produced and contributed to a number of works in the field of geography, including Ji yuan bian (Dictionary of reign names), Li dai di li yan ge tu (A historical geographical atlas of dynasties), and Li dai di li zhi yun bian jin shi (Dictionary of geographical names with new explanations). Although most of his works appeared under the name of his teacher, the renowned geographer Li Zhaoluo ...
Plan for Independence of América Septentrional (Mexico)
Agustin de Iturbide was a Royalist officer in the Mexican War of Independence who fought the insurgent leader Vicente Guerrero. Failing to defeat the insurgency, Iturbide adopted the cause of independence and allied with Guerrero (an event known as the "Embrace of Acatempan"), thereby making it possible to end the war and secure independence from Spain. On February 24, 1821, Iturbide proclaimed the Plan of Iguala (named for a city in the present state of Guerrero, in the south of the country), and with it declared the independence of the ...
The Great History of the Events of Kashmir
Tārīkh-i A‘ẓami: Vāqi‘at Kashmīri (The great history of the events of Kashmir) is a history of Kashmir, India, from the 12th century to the 18th century, written in 1747 by the saint, scholar, and poet of Kashmir, Mohammad A‘zam Diddimrī Kashmirī (flourished 18th century). The work is considered to be one of the important authentic sources for the medieval history of Kashmir. This volume is a 19th-century copy from an unknown hand.
Complete Map of the Seven Coastal Provinces
The postscript to this work indicates that it was based on an original painting by Zhou Beitang, which was later acquired by a man named Shao Tinglie who had it published, together with two other works, Wusong ko fang yang (Wusong port to the ocean) and Jiang dong xing sheng (Natural frontiers east of the river) in book form in woodblock print. The book depicts the coastal provinces of Fengtian, Zhili, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangdong; and areas near the port of Wusong, including Baoshan, Shanghai, Huangpu River and ...
Amalgamated Geographical Encyclopedia of the Yuan Dynasty
This work is based on an important book by Gu Zuyu (1631–92), a geographer from Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. Following in the footsteps of his father who wished to compile a comprehensive geography of the Ming dynasty, Gu Zuyu wrote Du shi fang yu ji yao (Essentials of historical geography), covering all dynasties in past centuries. The book identifies places and names more accurately than previous similar works. Gu began with five juan, worked on the book over many years, and eventually expanded it to 130 juan. The book was ...
A Complete Inventory of the Yuanjiang Garrison System under the Yunnan Provincial Commander-in-Chief
This work is an inventory of the garrison system in Yuanjiang Prefecture (which became a municipality in 1770), in Yunnan Province. The garrison was established in the 15th year of the Shunzhi reign (1658) when the Manchu armies succeeded in defeating the prefect Na Song, who was loyal to the Southern Ming regime, and in occupying Yunnan, one of the last provinces to be conquered by the Manchu. Yuanjiang is situated on a plateau in the middle and upper areas of the Yuan River surrounded by forests. Xiang Guangxian, a ...
Description of Egypt. Second Edition. Antiquities, Volume Two (Plates)
When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought with him an entourage of more than 160 scholars and scientists. Known as the French Commission on the Sciences and Arts of Egypt, these experts undertook an extensive survey of the country’s archeology, topography, and natural history. A soldier who was part of the expedition found the famous Rosetta Stone, which the French linguist and scholar Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832) later used to unlock many of the mysteries that long had surrounded the language of ancient Egypt. In 1802 Napoleon authorized ...
A Ground Plan of the Works and Buildings on the Wood Estate of Peter Langford Brooke, Esq., Situated in the Parish of St. John's, Antigua
In the colonial period, the Langford Brooke family of Mere in Cheshire, England, owned several properties on the British island of Antigua. This document is a detailed ground plan of the works and buildings on the family’s Wood estate. A lettered index at the left indicates the various structures, which include the boiling house, still house, windmill, blacksmith’s shop, great house, and others. The drawing at the bottom center shows how water was supplied from a pond to the works on the estate. At the upper left is ...
A Map of the Estate of Peter Langford Brooke, Esquire, Called the Wood Situated in the Parish of St. John's, Antigua
In the colonial period, the Langford Brooke family of Mere in Cheshire, England, owned several properties on the island of Antigua. This map from 1821, based in part on an earlier map, shows the Wood estate with its 24 fields devoted to the growing of sugar cane. The index on the right indicates the works and buildings on the estate, and the exact sizes of the different fields. An accompanying ground plan, prepared by the same surveyor, depicted the estate’s works and buildings in more detail. Antigua’s earliest ...
A Plan of the Estate Called Jonas's Situated in the Division of North Sound in the Island of Antigua, the Property of Peter Langford Brooke, Esquire
In the colonial period, the Langford Brooke family of Mere in Cheshire, England, owned several properties on the island of Antigua. This map from 1821 shows the Jonas estate. The references at the right provide information about the shares of land devoted to growing sugar cane and to other uses, as well as a key to the plantation’s structures, which included the windmill, boiling house, curing house, rum cellar, the overseer’s rooms, the sick house and laying-in room, the great house and offices, and pens for mules and ...
A Ground Plan of the Works and Buildings on the Estate of Peter Langford Brooke, Esquire, Called Jonas's in the Division of North Sound in the Island of Antigua
In the colonial period, the Langford Brooke family of Mere in Cheshire, England, owned several properties on the British island of Antigua. This document is a detailed ground plan of the works and buildings on the Wood estate. A lettered index at the left indicates the various structures on the estate, which include the boiling house, still house, windmill, blacksmith’s shop, great house, and many others. A dotted line at the center indicates a “pipe which conveys juice from the Mill to the boiling house.” An accompanying map, produced ...