Description: including a large photograph panorama of "Shao-chou / Kuang-tung" (1380 x 170mm.; c.1930), and over 120 other photographs (various sizes, mostly of Chinese architecture and some views of Beijing) many annotated with notes on the reverse; approximately 6 drawings on paper or tracing paper; carbon copies of travel notes on Kowloon to Canton (29pp, 1936) and Macao (22pp., 1938); a letter of introduction signed by the German Consul General in New York (1906) to aid Boerschmann to "familiarize himself with... museums, collections and libraries located here, relative to Chinese art"; some illustrated German newspapers with articles on China; and a few proof illustrations; the collection housed in two cloth boxes and a portfolio, some wear
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