1924 Fei Shi City Map or Plan of Beijing / Peking, China

PlanPeking-feishi-1924
$900.00
Plan of Peking Inside its Walls.
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1924 Fei Shi City Map or Plan of Beijing / Peking, China

PlanPeking-feishi-1924

Incredibly detailed city map of Beijing during the Interwar Period - identifies over 200 locations!

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Title


Plan of Peking Inside its Walls.
  1924 (undated)    24 x 15.5 in (60.96 x 39.37 cm)     1 : 24960

Description


This is a 1924 Fei-Shi city map or plan of Beijing / Peking, China. The map depicts the city in great detail, numerically identifying over 210 locations throughout the city. The Tartar City, Chinese City, Legation Quarter, Imperial City, and Forbidden City are each labeled and shaded different colors, allowing for easy differentiation between the different parts of the city. On the map itself, several locations are identified by name, such as the Presidential Palace Grounds and the Coal Hill in the Imperial City, along with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Temple of Agriculture, and the Temple of Heaven in the Chinese City. Within the Legation Quarter, the British, Italian, Austrian, German, French, Russian, American, and Dutch sections are labeled, as well as several others. Each of the different sections of the city are walled, with each of the gates depicted, all of which are labeled, either directly on the map or alphabetically, with the names listed below the city plan. The index of the Sights and Places of Interest numerically identified on the map is situated below the Main Gates index, while the index of street names is located on the verso. Each location is identified both by Chinese characters and its English translation.

This map was produced for Fei-Shi's Guide to Peking and its Environs and published in 1924.

Source


Fei-Shi, Guide to Peking and its Environs Near and Far, (Tientsin and Peking: Tientsin Press) 1924.    

Condition


Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Text on verso.