13 x 15.5 in (33.02 x 39.37 cm)
1 : 11272000
A very nice example of A. J. Johnson's 1862 map of China. Covers China from Tibet and Yunnan east to Korea and north as far as Mongolia. Extends south to include the island of Hainan. Formosa or Taiwan is also included. Insets detail the Harbor and Island of Amoy and Canton with Adjacent Islands (Hong Kong). The map identifies both the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. It depicts the region with particular attention to cities and waterways.
China at the time this map was made was a mostly closed country, however, a few ports were opened to western trade and are noted in capital letters and include Tanchau, Kaifung, Waingan, Shanghai, Canton and Nanking (Nanjing) among others. Insets detail the 'Island of Amoy' and Canton (near Hong Kong). Taiwan or Formosa is mapped vaguely, representing the poor knowledge of the region prior to the Japanese invasion and subsequent survey work in 1895. The map identifies both Hong Kong and Macao. The disputed body of water between Korea and Japan is here identified as the Sea of Japan.
Features the strapwork style border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1860 to 1863. Published by A. J. Johnson and Ward as plate number 91 in the 1862 edition of Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas. This is the first edition of the Family Atlas to bear the Johnson and Ward imprint.
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