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Detailed map of Hong Kong Island and territory north to the Sham Chun River.

New Leased Territory.

Britain secured the New Leased Territories in 1898 as an extension of Kowloon. The primary motive in expanding the holdings was to counter the encroachment of the other European powers, including France in southern China, and the Russians at Port Arthur.

Shows rivers, mountains and villages in the New Territories. The main roads and railway are also shown. The village of Sham Chun is shown just over the Frontier.