Item #57421 Map of China. Edward Stanford.
Map of China

Map of China

London: Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, S.W., n.d., [ca. 1885]. Folding hand-colored pocket map approx. 11" x 14", backed with linen, as issued, and with two sheets of printed publisher's ads on yellow paper; publisher's brown cloth, printed paper label on upper cover; with the ownership stamp on the verso of George R. Brush M.D. U.S. Navy; a surgeon and medical inspector, from 1861-1894 whose naval duties took him to many locations around the world, including China and the western Pacific. On the verso of the map he has made handwritten notes documenting a journey from Nagasaki to Tientsin by steamer, and onward to Peking and the Great Wall. Map upside down in binding else near fine. "From Nagasaki to Tientsin by steamer, 7 days. Tientsin to Peking by water 126 miles, 5 days & from Fungchow 13 miles. Direct by land 80 miles ... Wall 20 miles in circuit, 50 to 60 feet with 16 gates. Two days at Great Wall seeing tombs and ruins of Summer Palace." Showing also Tai Wan, Korea, and the Liu-Kiu Islands. Item #57421

Price: $850.00

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