Java-China Japan Lyn. / Map Showing Routes Ports of Call and services of the java-China Japan Line.
45.5 x 33.5 in (115.57 x 85.09 cm)
1 : 7000000
A dramatic large-scale c. 1930 Edward Stanford map promoting the Java-China Japan (JCJL) steamship line. Coverage extends from Mongolia to Java and northern Australia and from Burma to New Guinea, embracing China, Japan, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, the East Indies, and the Philippines. Blue lines trace the routes of the JCJL through the Yellow, China, and Java Seas.
Java-China Japan LineThe Java-China Japan Line was a Dutch shipping and passenger line in East and Southeast Asia founded in 1902 by Ernst Heldring (1871 - 1954). Heldring was also the founder of several other shipping companies serving the East Indies inter-island trade including Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij (KPM), Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland (SMN) and Rotterdamsche Lloyd (RL). The firm maintained regular services, as illustrated here, between China, Japan, the Philippines, the East Indies, and French Indochina. Under a variety of names, it remained operational until 1970, when it merged with several other firms to from Nedlloyd. Java Road in Hong Kong is named after the line which had its headquarters there in the early 20th century.
Publication History and CensusThis map was produced in London by Edward Stanford's Geographical Establishment - the premier mapmaker in early 20th century London. The map likely went through many iterations, of which we can find no clear breakdown. Based upon the shipping lines, we estimate this map to have been issued around 1930. An example is part of the David Rumsey Map Collection. We also note an example cataloged in OCLC which is part of the collection at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, although it is cataloged as c. 1918.
Edward Stanford (May 27, 1827 - November 3, 1904) was one of the most prolific map publishing firms of the late 19th century. The company began as a partnership in 1848 between the 21 year old Edward Stanford and the established map dealer Trelawney Saunders. By 1853 the partnership had dissolved and Edward Stanford took full control of the business. A subsequent series of expansions and exciting new map issues finally led to the production of Stanford's masterwork, "Stanford's Library Map of London". This map is still available and remains somewhat accurate. At the time of publishing it was hailed by the Royal Geographical Society as "the most perfect map of London that has ever been issued". In 1882 Edward Stanford Sr. passed the firm on to his son, Edward Stanford Jr. who continued in his father's proud tradition. Today the Stanford firm still publishes maps and remains one of the most important and prolific cartographic publishers in the world. Learn More...
Very good. Attached to original cardboard boards. Minor wear and verso reinforcement on some of the original fold lines. Minor discoloration where attached to binder.
Rumsey 10733.003. OCLC 71570583.