Lot 220: MAPS--CHINA- A COLLECTION OF 10 RAILWAY AND COMMUNICATION MAPS

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November 7, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT
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Description: 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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