Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Churchill, Awnsham and John

Title:

Hanoi - The City of Cha-Cho, the Metropolis of Tonqueen

Date:

1732

Medium:

copper engraving

Size:

29 x 39 cm

Description:

The City of Cha-Cho, the Metropolis of Tonqueen. The earliest engraved view of Hanoi.

 

From "Churchill's A Collection of Voyages and Travels...". By the second half of the seventeenth century the English and Dutch had established factories at Cha-Cho (Hanoi). The English adventurer William Dampier visited the city in 1688 and noted that it was a sizeable city with over 20,000 houses. This engraving represents the city in the second half of the seventeenth century and shows important buildings such as the King's arsenal and elephant stables as well as the English and Dutch factories. The English factory was closed in 1697.


Appears in in Awnsham Churchill's, "A collection of voyages and travels". London, 1732. (Vol. 6, plate 2 & 3, p. 122).

 

References

 

Harvard Map Collection (1732) - Worldcat

Cornell Rare and Manuscript Collections

Royal Maritime Museum, Greenwich

References:

Fell, R.T. Early Maps of South-East Asia

Item Code:

P5716

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