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Large French Map of Beijing, Sold by A French Bookseller in Beijing.

Lithographed folding map of Beijing published by the French Service Geographique de l'Armee at the beginning of the 20th century.

The map includes a massive key with 384 points of interest in both transliterated Chinese and French. The key is spread among the following sections:

  • Tesu-Kin-Tching - Ville Rouge Interdite [Red Forbidden City]
  • Houang-Tching - Ville Imperiale [Imperial City]
  • Nei-Tching - Ville Tartare [Tartar City]
  • Ouai-Tching - Ville Chinoise [Chinese City]
  • Exterieur [Exterior]

The map was probably published at the time of the Boxer Rebellion. It does not make specific mention of any Boxer Rebellion-related events, however, it does point out the locations of the foreign legations.

Condition Description
Dissected in 28 sections and laid on original linen. Ink stamp in the lower right corner: "Sales Agent | The French Book Store | Peiping (Peking)".