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PANORAMA OF HONGKONG [FROM THE MOUNTAIN]. [Hand-Colored Collotype]
- [Hong Kong ca. 1900-1915, K.& M.Co.]. A very long single- sheet, hand-color-tinted collotype photo, 6 folds down to be 9.3 x 14.3 cm.,opens to be 61.2 x 9 cm.,2 tiny closed margin mended tears, a couple old folds, solid copy. OBSCURE ITEM ! This is a very nice, early view of Hong Kong Island prior to its large build-up. . The caption at the upper left corner reads: ' "PANORAMA OF HONGKONG. (From the Mountain.)' . Showing Lantau & Ma Wan islands at the far west; Tseung Kwan O and possibly Guangdong in the far background to the East. Kowloon and the New Territories are seen just across the bay, with Guangdong Province in the far southern background, and possibly Shenzhen. * There are many different kinds of foreign ship and native craft at anchor in the bay. A build up of some houses are seen at the left, a large church and to the right are many other larger buildings, and houses. * A very lovely early view of the British Colony. *** CONDITION: This is the original and RARE early color collotype photograph. It has evidence on the back side, where the original folding cover and mailing address would go. That cover also showed the publisher's name, currently lacking on this example. Otherwise a few minor rubs a feint pair of brown stains, and some old folds that are by and large flat now, minor loss at old careless folds. ***
      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
Last Found On: 2017-10-12           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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