Jesuit Map of Nantong / Shanghai / Chongming Island area
Rare Jesuit map covering the area around Nantong and the lower Yangtze River, including Chongming Island. etc, published in Shanghai.
The map was produced under the direction of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Kiang-nan, a missionary jurisdiction in mainland China, comprising the two imperial provinces of Jiangsu and Anhui, often referred to as Jiangnan or Kiang-nan.
The map was produced at Zi-ka-wei, where the the Jesuit Fathers established themselves in 1847, near the tomb of Paul Xu, at which period of the orphanages of the mission were commenced.