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Lot 220: MAPS--CHINA- A COLLECTION OF 10 RAILWAY AND COMMUNICATION MAPS
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Dingle, Edwin and H.J. Fruin. Yunnan. Shanghai Far Eastern Geographic Establishment. [Shanghai, 1917-1929], 730 x 480mm., map depicting the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan
Dongsan sheng tielu tu. The Map of Railway Network of the Three Provinces of Northeast [Manchuria, China], with a description written from China’s embassy in Russia by Hu Weide from Gui’an, in the eighth month of the 29th year of the Guangxu period [corresponding to 1899, but 1904], 680 x 875mm.
Map of the Tientsin Prefecture and neighbouring country showing course of Hai ho-pei ho from Ta-ku bar to Yang-ts'un, and Yu ho or Grand Canal/compiled in the Intelligence Branch, North China Command... London: Topographic section, General Staff, War Office, [1903?], 3 of 4 sheets, each approximately 480 x 800mm.
War Office. Map of China showing the Railways, Telegraphs and treaty ports. 1808-1810, 860 x 660mm.
[together with:] Bouillard’s map of the Railways around Peking, a railway map of Peking to Hankow (with timetable, 1912), an a set of 5 maps of the Telegraph lines in China (10)
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