Soo, C. Y. comp: XIN SHANGHAI DITU. A New Map of Shanghai Published by the Jihsin Geographical Institute. Shanghai, 1934. Folding map with colour. Inset map of central Shanghai and smaller inset map of the area around Shanghai. Blue collotype photographic panoramic view of the Bund, Shanghai at bottom of map. Accompanying 20 page booklet. 54x77 cm. Map.
Scale 1:22000. Shows the city of Shanghai and its suburbs and follows the course of the Whangpoo (Huangpu) river down to its meeting with the Yangtze. An inset map (16x26cm) of larger (unstated) scale in the middle right of the map shows the city centre along the Bund and Soochow Creek and then extending West to the Racecourse. A small inset map at top left shows the area around Shanghai. Along the bottom of the map there extends a blue collotype photographic panoramic view of the Bund.
Whilst the map as a whole primarily gives the Chinese characters for places, roads and buildings, a good number of roads, places of interest, factories and wharves etc. also have names in English and the map reflects the international cosmopolitan nature of Shanghai at the time.
Accompanied by a 20 page booklet in English by C. Y. Soo: 'A New Directory Map of Shanghai' comprising 17 pages of description of Shanghai and its Settlements and a three page index. Back cover detached.
The map in fine condition, with some slight loss along one vertical central fold. A very rare survival. Images available on request.
Subjects: Maps and Atlases Shanghai
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 650 in printed List 192.
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