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A Pictorial checklist of the Qing Dynasty - Rivers and websites, comprises significant different types of maps: river maps and maps of ancient sites.China was once an agrarian society in the course of medieval instances, and harnessing rivers performed an incredible position in maintaining social improvement. A Compendium on Harnessing Rivers, which used to be accomplished within the forty second yr of Emperor Kangxi s reign (1703), includes a huge variety of necessary images compiled and edited by means of Zhang Penghe, the governor-general in command of rivers. The e-book additionally includes maps of assorted rivers drawn via nameless artists. They checklist the vicissitudes of rivers and parts alongside the banks whereas while realistically tracing the shapes of urban partitions, areas of historic curiosity, and wonder spots alongside the rivers.As a mom river of the chinese language state, the Yellow River has continually been the focal point of a lot consciousness, leading to extra historical chinese language maps of this river than the other in China. This ebook collects many maps of the Yellow River made throughout the overdue Qing interval, such a lot of which additionally list in writing the dates of the crevasse and the closure of a undeniable part of the river and the deployment of squaddies guarding it. a whole Map of the Yellow River inside of Shandong, A Map of the Yellow River in the complete Province of Shandong, A Concise whole Map of the Yellow River inside Shandong are one of the maps provided during this book.Other maps on hand contain Maps of the Rivers lower than Baoding Prefecture, Maps of the Rivers lower than 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 historic curiosity: Maps of His Majesty s transitority residing Palaces on His go back trip, Maps of Dagu Batteries, and Illustrations of Wendeng, Weihai, and different historic Sites..KEY positive factors- Rivers and websites is the 3rd ebook in A Pictorial checklist of the Qing Dynasty sequence. the opposite 3 books are entitled enterprise files (Released may possibly 2008), previous Manchu Capital (Released June 2008), and Manchurian Railway (to be unencumber November 2008).- including over four hundred maps that seem in chronological order in ten different types, each one embellished with coloured drawings.- unique pictures and entire colour
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