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Framed K'o-ssu tapestry depicting the arrival of a planetarium and celestial globe at the Summer Palace of the Emperor of China, Ch'ien-Lung at Peking, September 1793. These items presented by an Embassy from George III led by Lord Macartney. The artist has not depicted the scene from personal observation as the Europeans are shown in 16th century costume and the two instruments depicted were part of the equipment of the Jesuit Observatory in Peking. Chinese poem in top right hand corner. A Chinese view of Lord Macartney's mission.
- Image reference: D9668
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London