COLLECTION OF HONG KONG MAPS, BOOKS & FLYERS. Including CHINA - HONGKONG surveyed by Captn. Sir Edward Belcher, in H.M.S. Sulphur 1841. Corrected to 1901.
$25000 / ≈ €21730
- BELCHER, E. Sir, An updated version of this most important nautical chart of Hong Kong. Engraved by J. & C. Walker, and based on the observations of Sir Edward Belcher, a British naval officer and explorer.
Belcher entered the royal navy in 1812. In 1825 he accompanied Frederick William Beechey's expedition to the Pacific as a surveyor on board the bomb vessel HMS Sulphur. In 1841 the Commander Belcher landed on Possession Point at the north shore Hong Kong Island and made the first British survey of Hong Kong harbour.
- WA (SUNG SUNG CHUN) Hong Kong. Hong Kong, Tungar Printing co, Ltd, ca. 1924. In original printed colors. 450x635mm. color printed map, with remains of old folds, some pin point holes on crossings of folds. Signed (possibly stamped) lower left. Very good condition.
A topographical map of Hong Kong, Lamma Island, Po Toi, the Kowloon Peninsula, and the eastern tip of Lantau Island, on a scale of 1 3/8 inches to a mile, titled above, text in English and Chinese, large compass rose lower left, color-printed map by the South China Lithographic Press, Hong Kong, Saiyingpun School, c.1924.
- MAYERS, Fred / Dennys, N.B. The Treaty Ports of China and Japan. A Complete Guide to the Open Ports of Those countries, together with Peking, Yedo, Hongkong and Macao forming a Guide Book & Vade Mecum for Travellers, Merchants, and Residents in General. Trubner and Co. / A. Shortrede and Co. London / Hong Kong. 1867. 28 folding maps, complete as called for in the Table of Contents "List of Maps etc," indices, appendices, viii+668+26pp, cloth-covered boards with leather corners and gilted spine. First and only edition.
- EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENTS CORP. (Hong Kong) Hong Kong. New York, 1968. In printed colors. 560x735mm. Folding map in very good condition.
A large educational map for the islands showing the major towns and place names as it was. A simple timeline at the bottom starts from migrants arriving from north China sometime around 2000 B.C., and ending in 1961 with "Population explodes to more than 3,000,000" , its population today well doubles that.
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