British War Office

1909

Rare Map of Peking and Environs

Peking and Environs From the German Staff Map of 1907 with additions

DESCRIPTION: Extremely rare British map of Beijing or Peking China drawn prepared by the British Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton for the War Office. Dated within to 1909. Blue ink stamp to recto "For Official Use Only". Black oval stamp on verso: "North China Command, 7 Jul 1910, General Staff."

Not found in the Antique Map Price Record (AMPR).

Cartographically the map is based upon a 1907 German map published in Berlin entitled Peking und Umgebung. This map was created during the period of occupation following the suppression of the 1900 Boxer Rebellion, an era that produced detailed survey work, such as the present map, in anticipation of urban management needs and infrastructure development.

In the present example, stamped Chinese characters have been added for each English location name. Chart no. 2417.

CREATOR: British War Office

PUBLICATION DATE: 1909

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: China

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Printed on supple surveyor's tracing cloth (paper). Traces of folds. Without condition issues. No tears or stains. One tiny hole at interesction of folds (invisible).

COLORING: Yes

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 27 " x 30 "

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PRICE: $5000


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