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A wall map illustrating the commerce of China

Stock No. 19440 Category: Tag: Cartographer: PHILIP, George.

Philip's Commercial Map of China. Edited by the Late Sir Alexander Hosie, M.A., L.L.D., F.R.G.S.

£1,250

A huge map of China with an extensive keys of animal, vegetable and mineral products and manufactures. Around China parts of Inner Mongolia, Manchuria, Tibet and French Indo-China are shown. Three insets show Sinkiang (Xinjiang), the Shanghai-Nanking District and the Peking-Tsinan (Jinan) District. Taiwan is marked as a Japanese possesion.
Alexander Hosie (1853-1925) spent much of his career in China, becoming fluent in Chinese. He served as Consul-General for Province of Szechuen in 1902 and, despite retiring in 1912, was Special Attaché to the British Legation 1919-1920.
Hosier was also British delegate to the Shanghai International Opium Commission in 1909, after which he was appointed to investigate the production of opium in China, about which he wrote 'On the Trail of the Opium Poppy', 1914. In 1912 China joined the European powers in signing the International Opium Convention, agreeing to supress the trade.

Additional information

Dimensions 1550 × 1600 mm
Cartographer

Date

1930

Extra Info

Philip's Commercial Map of China. Edited by the Late Sir Alexander Hosie, M.A., L.L.D., F.R.G.S.

Condition

A good example.

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