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Description

An American Hong Kong Rarity

Rare First State of the US Naval Hydrographical Survey Chart of Hong Kong and vicinity, published in Washington, D.C. in 1886.

Detailed chart of the approaches to Hong Kong, with the lighthouses touched with color.

Despite being a sea chart the streets of the settlements are carefully delineated.

This chart was published as the U.S. was working to increase its sphere of influence across the Pacific. 

Rarity

OCLC locates only a single example of a later 1889 edition of the map (Boston Public Library).

Condition Description
Cleaned and backed. Several repaired tears and evidence of vertical splitting in two places, crossing the entire map vertically.