日露戰闘地圖 / Rì lù zhàn dòu dìtú. / Map of the Russo-Japanese War.
1904 (dated) 41 x 30 in (104.14 x 76.2 cm)
1 : 1900000
A scarce 1904 or Meiji 37 map illustrating the early days of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), including the Japanese invasion of China and Korea, and the conflict that ensued with Russia. The map covers all of Korea, the Yellow Sea, Shandong China, including Qingdao, and Liaoning, including Dalian. It extends north to include the Russian port of Vladivostok. The Russo-Japanese War was fought between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The major theatres of operations were the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden in Southern Manchuria and the seas around Korea, Japan and the Yellow Sea. Appropriately, the map covers these theaters illustrating the successful Japanese attacks on Port Arthur (Lüshun City) and Vladivostok, Russia's only useful Asian ports. It also illustrates Japanese aggression in the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden, marking some of Japan's initial successful imperial forays.
Very good. Minor repairs and reinforcements along original fold lines and along some edges. Comes with original slipcase. Two sheets, joined by publisher.