CHINA ILLUSTRATED by Thomas Allom (1804-1872)
Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:37 AM
It's not just a record of one culture and country, really its a record of interaction and mutual perception of cultures, I think.
Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:30 PM
Allom's China digitized text
If you search for 'Proof sword rock' you should then find the original text.
I tried doing a quick search to see if there was a legend attached to this scene... but only could find that you can purchase these engravings from various places online... now I'm curious, just like TMPikachu. Was this rock a Chinese version of King Arthur's legend... pulling Excalibur out of a rock? Or was it used to test real swords (proof?)?
However, these are really beautiful engravings... merchants lived quite well at that time, didn't they? Thanks for posting them and sharing.
Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:26 AM
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