A Mandarin's travelling boat

A Mandarin's travelling boat

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Caption: A Mandarin's travelling boat, Inside the boat, the Mandarin is attended by servants who are serving dinner. The doubled umbrella, or ensign of his authority, is conspicuously placed to demand respect; the flag and board at the stern, with Chinese characters on them, exhibit his rank and employment. Image taken from The Costume of China. Illustrated in forty-eight coloured engravings. Originally published in William Miller: London, 1805.

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