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…
Very Rare – the first issue of the first large-format printed sea chart of the South Coast of Hainan, based on a reconnaissance survey conducted by John Haldane of the British East India Company, from Sayer & Bennett’s magnificent ‘The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator’.
An exceedingly rare and highly detailed ‘Roaring Twenties’ map of Hankow (today part of Wuhan), which was long the industrial and logistics hub of inland China and a major focus of Western investment; created in 1925-6, during the brief window after the Russian Concession as abolished but just before the dissolution of the British Concession, which occurred as the…
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…
One of the finest general maps of China produced during the fin de siècle period, a large format, highly detailed work produced as part of map sequence for the China Inland Mission (CIM) by the world leading firm of Edward Stanford, and the first issue to be predicated upon the revolutionary cartography of the Russian sinologist Emil Bretschneider, providing…
A very rare, large format, separately issued map of Asia, that is perhaps the last great map of the continent to be printed in Ottoman Turkish script, with attractive colours and adorned with the flags of major Asia and Middle Eastern states. Colour lithograph, 61 x 92 cm (soft folds with tiny tears and holes, small tears…
A very rare sea chart of the South China Sea around the Karimata Islands, just the west of Borneo, based on an original manuscript made by the master of the ‘HMS Osterly’ during the Seven Years’ War, published by William Herbert.
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