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Lot 225: MAPS. A COLLECTION OF SIX LARGE CHINESE WALL 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
1) 陸師學堂新測金陵省城全圖. Lushi xuetang xince lingjin shengcheng quantu [The complete map of Jinling [Nanjing] the provincial Capital [of Jiangsu] newly surveyed by the Military Academy of the Army]. [c.1900], 1160 x 960mm.
2) 中華新形勢大地圖. Zhonghua xin xingshi da ditu. [Map of the newly updated situation in the Republic of China]. 丹陽 洪懋熙編.最新改製版. Danyang Hong Maoxi bian. Zui xin gai zhi ban. [Edited by Hong Maoxi from Dan Yang [Jiangsu]. Latest revised edition]. [Before 1940], 1080 x 1160mm., geological map
3) 民國六年中華郵政輿圖. Postal Map of China, 6th year of Republican Period. 1917
4) Diakoff, J. Map of China. 象形中華民國人物輿地全圖. Xiangxing Zhonghua minguo renwu yudi quantu. [Illustrated Complete Map of the People and Land of the Republic of China]. 1831, 1490 x 2000mm, extremely decorative propaganda map of China
5) a large map of the Telegraph lines of China (1903) and a plan of Beijing (1912)
together 6 wall maps, all printed or lithographed maps, most folding or dissected, some tears and wear at folds (6)
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