CHINA Tianjin Concessions Square Fort on the Bank of the Tien-Tsin-Po 1855
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CHINA: Tianjin Concessions: Square Fort on the Bank of the Tien-Tsin-Po, 1855

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CAPTION BELOW PICTURE: 'Square Fort and outworks on the North Bank of the Tien-Tsin-Po'


The Concessions in Tianjin were concession territories ceded by the Chinese imperial Qing Dynasty to the European imperial powers in Tianjin (previously romanized in Postal map spelling as Tientsin), China
By the mid-nineteenth century Tianjin was opened up to foreign trade, and the importance of Tianjin was enhanced by the railways connecting it with Beijing on the one hand since 1897, and with Shanhaiguan and Manchuria on the other. As a result, Tianjin soon had a large and flourishing community of European traders, entrepreneurs, diplomats, and merchants residing full time. As attacks on Europeans were frequent, and in order to reduce the possibility of conflict, the Chinese officials ceded certain authorities over the Europeans in a specific area of Tianjin to the diplomatic missions.
The British and French concessions were the earliest to be created in Tianjin; between 1895 and 1900 they were joined by Japan, Germany, Imperial Russia, and by countries without concessions elsewhere in China: Austria-Hungary, Italy and Belgium in establishing self-contained concessions each with their own prisons, schools, barracks and hospitals. The European settlements covered five miles (8 km) in all, the river front being governed by foreign powers.

British concession (1860-1943)
The British concession, in which the trade centres, was situated on the right bank of the river Haihe below the native city, occupying some 200 acres (0.81 km2). It was held on a lease in perpetuity granted by the Chinese government to the British Crown, which sublet plots to private owners in the same way as was done at Hankou. The local management was entrusted to a municipal council organized on lines similar to those which obtain at Shanghai. The seat of government was the stately Gordon Hall, situated on Victoria Road (now Jiefang Lu).

(Source Wikipedia)

Notes on the historical context / background to the print can be viewed at: Tianjin Concessions

DATE PRINTED: 1855    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 13.0 x 23.0cm, 5 x 9 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique wood engraved print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Tight right margin; Minor blemishes; The image shown may have been scanned from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale: The print you will receive is in Good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition compared to that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Unsigned

PROVENANCE: Illustrated London News



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