Lot 24 of 222:
Rare pictorial map of Peking 1936  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$1,920
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
A Map and History of Peiping - with Explanatory Booklet (cover title)
Author:
Dorn, Frank
Place:
Tienstsin-Peiping
Publisher:
Peiyang Press, Ltd.
Date:
1936
Description:

[2], 22 pp. text + color pictorial map. The map measures 81.8x70.5 cm (32¼x27¾") plus margins, folding and inserted in rear endpaper pocket. Volume measures 18.2x13.3 cm (7¼x5¼"), cloth-backed printed & decorated wrappers, with original printed & decorated paper slipcase. First Edition.

Marvelous, captivating and entertaining pictorial map in semi-cartoon style, showing the old walled city with some surrounding vistas, with such details as the Old Execution Grounds, the Marco Polo Bridge, the Altar of Heaven, Thieves Market, the Imperial City, the Forbidden City, camel caravans, coolies, a funeral procession, a wedding procession etc. There is a series of 25 vignettes at the top and right edges depicting the history of Peiping, from the birth of the original Chou City (which was destroyed many times) to "Today - Cultural Capital of China." 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Paper slipcase with some foxing, darkening and wear; small stain to top of front wrapper, other minor wear, last text page darkened from offset of the endpaper pocket; map with a few slight splits at fold intersections, but bright and near fine, the volume and slipcase very good. Rare.
 
Item number:
288468
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