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Very early lithographed map focusing specifically on Hong Kong, published in London in 1845.

The map is one of the earliest obtainable mappings of Hong Kong after it was ceded to Great Britain in the Treaty of Nanking in 1842. The map derives in large part from Belcher's famous 1841 survey.

The map provides a very early look at Hong Kong, with emphasis on its topographical features.  Only a few buildings are shown in Victoria. The map includes a key locating 18 strategic points of interest, including:

  1. West Point Barracks
  2. West Point Battery
  3. Chinese Bazaars _ and Market
  4. Chief Magistrate, and Police Office
  5. Harbour Master
  6. Governor's Residence
  7. Barracks
  8. Bazaars
  9. Artillery Barracks
  10. East Battery
  11. Hospital _ Military
  12. Cemetery
  13. Seamen's Hospital
  14. Morrison Education Society
  15. Tower and Guard
  16. Military Stations
  17. Ditto
  18. Ditto

This is one of the earliest separate maps of Hong Kong obtainable to a collector.