WAR OFFICE. Hong Kong & New Territories / Virtual Rare Map Fair
Description: WAR OFFICE.
Hong Kong and the New Territories. Third Edition. London: The War Office, 1936-46. Colour lithographic map, 750 x 1005mm, backed on silk and waxy paper and mounted on two wooden rollers. Some slight wear to backing paper.
A map of the British colony of Hong Kong, originally published in 1936 but here updated to show the changes made during the three and a half years of Japanese occupation during the Second World War, in which time the population shrank from 1.6 million to 600,000. The population did not recover until an influx of refugees from the Cultural Revolution of 1949. It maps routes including 'All-weather Roads', 'Fair-weather Roads', 'Jeepable tracks' and even animal tracks. A note in red is emphatic: 'This map must NOT be considered an authority on the delimitation of international boundaries'
Technique: Price in Pound Sterling 2800.- In case of difference between prices in Sterling and Euro the Sterling price prevails.
- Number: 1090058
- Dealer: Massimo Martini / Altea Gallery / London