Lot 13 of 319:
Rare pictorial map of Peking 1936  

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Title:
A Map and History of Peiping, formerly known as Peking...

Author:
Dorn, Frank

Place:
Tienstsin-Peiping

Publisher:
Peiyang Press, Ltd.

Date:
1936

Description:

Color pictorial map. 81.8x70.5 cm (32¼x27¾") plus margins.

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." 

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Condition:
Paper a bit toned but coloring still bright, old folds, a few minor ill-creases; very good.


 
Item number:
318625
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