A great monument in the modern cartography of China – a colossal wall map (measuring 1.5 x 3 metres!) of Sichuan Province, the finest cartographic rendering of the region made during the Late Qing Dynasty, created by Fu Chongju (傅崇榘), the father of modern journalism in Chengdu and the first local mapmaker to adapt Western scientific cartographic methods to…
An exceedingly rare and fascinating grand wall map that perfectly captures the prevailing political-economic environment of Late Qing Dynasty China, a vast land that was being radically transformed by socio-economic modernization, opened to Western cultural and technological influences, while suffering military and political defeats at the hands of European and Japanese imperialism; the map was created by Fu Chongju…
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