The New Map of Shanghai.
1937 (undated) 21 x 30 in (53.34 x 76.2 cm)
1 : 12000
This is a scarce 1930s World War II era Japanese bi-lingual map of Shanghai, China. Centered on the Whangpoo River, it covers Shanghai in great detail and offers exceptional details regarding topographical elements. Notes streets, important buildings, parks, rivers and various other landmarks. The bottom of the map includes a large panoramic photo of the Bund. Depicts downtown Shanghai including the Chinese Quarter, the French Concession, the English Quarter (along the Bund), etc. A regional inset is included in the bottom right quadrant. Text is in Japanese and English. Issued by Fusazō Sugie in Shanghai, China.
Fusazō Sugie (fl. c. 1910 – 1950), 杉江房造, was a Japanese bookseller, printer, and active in Shanghai during the final years of the Qing. Fusazō was the owner of the Nihon-do Japanese Bookstore (日本堂書店) in Shanghai, located at 155 Hong-Kou-Wen Street and 237 Woosung Road. He issued numerous guidebooks, souvenir photo books, and maps associated with Shanghai and Nanjing, many of which were bilingual and marketed to American and European tourists and servicemen. His bilingual New Map of Shanghai, published in various states and editions from 1931 well into the 1940s, is his most notable cartographic work.
Very good. Minor wear and toning along original fold lines. Some foxing, especially near title.