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Northern Vietnamese Telegraph Railroad and Postal Map From the French Colonial Period

A fine and extremely rare schematic map, emphasizing the means of communication within French Colonial Vietnam.

The map is exceptionally detailed, focusing on the following means of transportation and communication:

  • Telegraphs (existing and under construction)
  • Post Routes
  • Rivers
  • Roads
  • Railroads (existing and under construction)


We locate no other surviving examples of this 1903 edition of the map.

The Bibliotheque National de France holds examples of the 1904 and 1911 editions of the map.