上海最新地圖 / Most Recent Map of Shanghai.
1940 (undated) 15 x 20.75 in (38.1 x 52.705 cm)
1 : 24000
An attractive c. 1940 map of Shanghai issued by C. Takagi. The map covers the central districts of Shanghai, including the North and South Districts of the Shanghai International Settlement. The content of the map is both in Chinese and English and is probably derived from earlier bilingual Japanese maps issued in the 1930s. Nonetheless, with extensive advertising, transport schedules, and notes on tourist sites in Shanghai, Suzhou, Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, Nanjing and Hangzhou, the target is clearly the Japanese tourist market.
The verso features notes on the visiting surrounding regions, indulging Hangzhou, Wuxi, Jiangxi and Nanjing. Bus schedules and contact numbers for bus companies. Tourist information on Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Nanjing. And comments on local handicrafts and hotels.
Very good. Laid down on archival tissue. Advertisements and travel schedules on verso. Some wear and soilingn along original fold liness. Slight loss repair on margins.
Huntington Library, 337858.