Vision of Cathay Jardine compound at East Point British Installation on Hong Kong Island c.1841. It was also described as being by George Chinnery, but I believe this is unlikely, and the correct term would be “Circle of George Chinnery”. Jardine Matheson have confirmed that this is their compound at East Point, (the building on the right). The building on the left confuses me; I thought it might be Flagstaff House, (on Flagstaff Hill), but I think that is more to the West, (and if it’s the original), it’s now in Hong Kong Park, and the Hong Kong Museum of Teaware.
The East Point site (East Point Hill or later as Lee Gardens Hill) was purchased, at the first Land Sale on 14 June 1841, in the name of Captain William Morgan, a ship’s captain who may have been Jardine‘s Hong Kong manager, and the actual area purchased was not specified then or when Pottinger’s Second Land Committee was attempting to settle the Land Question in Hong Kong. We learn, from a later source, that it amounted to almost 170,000 square feet (about 3! acres). 《Friend of of China 1850-11-02》
1841-06-12 or 1841-06-14 inaugural land sale map
Inaugural auction was held for land allotments around the waterfront and Pedder Street area. Jardine and Dent were the active ...
1930 map Jardine Stable, Po Leung Kuk, Causeway Bay
Four small Chinese characters on the bottom-left marking "Jardine Stable" in a 1930 map of, Po Leung Kuk in Causeway ...
1888 map Jardine Stable in East Point Hill, Causeway Bay
Making in red color are the area of Jardine Stable in East Point Hill,Causeway Bay 1888 map