Dorn, Frank: THE MAP OF OLD PEKING FOLKLORE. Lao Beijing Fengsu Ditu. Beijing, 2004. Large folding colour map (76x57 cm when unfolded) 20x20 cm. Paper.
Facsimile reproduction of Frank Dorn's famous and delightful 1936 map of Beijing: 'A Map and History of Peiping'. A chromolithographed bird's-eye view of Beijing within a comic strip-style border that gives a chronological pictographic introduction to Chinese history from 1100 B.C. to 1927. The map was hand-drawn by Dorn and is covered with drawings showing the principal sites of the city and the occupations and pastimes of the inhabitants. The original is now hard-to-find. The map is in English. Chinese text on reverse. A real treat.
Subjects: Beijing Maps and Atlases
Item 241 in List 203.
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