Stanford's Map of Eastern China, Japan and Korea. 1898.
$1500 / ≈ €1304
In lower left a key to Treaty Ports, Submarine Cables, Railways, Treaty Ports proposed 1898. Main cities underlined in red.
Still in its original publisher's yellow advertisements at endpapers, folding into original red covers, yellow label.
Published by Edward Stanford, 26 and 27 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London.
Dimensions when folded 175x115mm. Scale: one inch : 110 miles.
Provenance : With signature of Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010), who was England’s best writers of proletarian fiction. From an early age, geography and maps were a very important part of his life.
In August 2011, Ramsay Wood meets and talks with Alan Silitoe and wrote : Sillitoe loves maps. He regards them the way some people regard beautiful paintings.
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