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Dutch Folly, a fort in the Tigris, near Canton

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Object ID PAF8543
Description Dutch Folly Fort was an oval fort built by Dutchmen on a sand bar in the Canton River. It lay about 800 metres to the east of the foreign factories in Canton near an old temple that had been built as a memorial to Li Maoying, a distinguished mandarin of the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
Date made 1818

Artist/Maker Browne, C.W.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials graphite
Measurements 109 x 198 mm
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