Chapman: Observations on the various systems of canal navigation

William Chapman: Observations on the warious systems of canal navigation with references practical and mathematical; in which Mr. Fulton’s plan of wheel-boats, and the utility of subterraneous and of small canals are particularly investigated, including an account of the canals and inclined planes of China. With four plates (London: Published by I. and J. Taylor, 1797).

On the canals of China see chapter VII (pp. 69-94). The presentation is based on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European descriptions of China

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