1874 Mitchell Atlas of the World – India, China, Tibet

 

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A beautiful map of India (Hindoostan) China and Tibet. From the Indian Ocean to the Bay of Bengal to the China Sea. Burma Cambodia. From the Mitchell World Atlas of 1874. Archival reproduction on watercolor paper.

The Boxer Rebellion took place in China from 1897 to 1901. It was an anti-foreign, strictly nationalist movement that opposed foreign imperialism and Christianity passionately. The movement was led by the Righteous Harmony Society. Those involved had grown bitter over intervention in the Opium Wars, Christian missionaries in China, and much more. The Qing dynasty had become heavily influenced by foreigners. The Boxer rebels tackled the country, assailing all things and beings foreign. The Chinese Christian converts were also attacked. In the end, the rebels took nearly 50,000 lives. Ultimately, the movement resulted a completely humiliation for China when the Great Powers interceded and defeated the government forces. The uprising took place during severe drought and economic degradation in response to the growth of outside influencers. 

Archival reproduction print from high resolution scan. 12" x 15"

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