Harbours and boats in China
Canton became known to Westerners in the early 16th century. The most characteristic sailboats in China Sea were called “junks”.
Cantão tornou-se conhecido dos ocidentais no início do séc. XVI. Os barcos à vela mais característicos do mar da China eram os juncos.
Unknown-'view of the harbour at Canton with foreign factories'-oil on canvas-1767
Unknown (17th century)-'the boat of the Emperor Yang-Ti (Sui dynasty / 581-618)-engraving Paris-BNF
Unknown (18th century)-'the Kangxi Emperor (Quing dynasty) on tour'-miniatures
Unknown (14th century)-'Yuan Junk (Ming dynasty)'-miniature
William Alexander (1767-1816)-'Chinese boat for washing apparel'-watercolour-1793 Greenwich-National Maritime Museum