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MILITARY PLAN OF THE COUNTRY AROUND SHANGHAI FROM SURVEYS MADE IN 1862. 63. 64. 65. SOUTHAMPTON: WAR OFFICE TOPOGRAPHICAL DEPARTMENT, 1865
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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Shanghai--Lieut. Colonel [Charles George] and others
MILITARY PLAN OF THE COUNTRY AROUND SHANGHAI FROM SURVEYS MADE IN 1862. 63. 64. 65. SOUTHAMPTON: WAR OFFICE TOPOGRAPHICAL DEPARTMENT, 1865
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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Shanghai--Lieut. Colonel [Charles George] and others
MILITARY PLAN OF THE COUNTRY AROUND SHANGHAI FROM SURVEYS MADE IN 1862. 63. 64. 65. SOUTHAMPTON: WAR OFFICE TOPOGRAPHICAL DEPARTMENT, 1865
FIRST EDITION, large folio (690 x 510mm.), zincographed title, and 14 double-page zincographed maps, comprising key map on 2 sheets, and 12 hand-coloured maps, contemporary green half cloth, buff boards, manuscript ink label on upper cover and spine, small printed label 'China' on upper cover and spine, spine slightly worn, edges bumped--[WITH:] Mossman, Samuel. General Gordon's private diary of his exploits in China. London: Sampson Low [&c.], 1885, FIRST EDITION, 8vo (188 x 123mm.), portrait frontispiece, folding map, 32pp. publisher's adverts at end (dated May 1885), original green cloth, upper cover titled in black, flat spine, uncut, [RARE: WorldCat lists 4 copies], minor spotting, spine sunned

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Provenance

Atlas: Royal Geographical Society, sold as a duplicate [pencil mark on upper cover]

Catalogue Note

VERY RARE FIRST EDITION OF GORDON'S MAP OF THE SHANGHAI REGION, MADE DURING THE TAIPING REBELLION.  'The plan was drafted on a large scale, and covered an area of eighty square feet ... The map was zincographed at the Topographical Department of the War Office, Southampton, in 1865, when Colonel Sir Henry James, R.E., F.R.S., &c., was director. A second plan was published on a reduced scale [by Edward Stanford in London] measuring forty by forty-five inches' (Mossman, pp. 208-9). Both editions are scarce, the last copy of the first edition recorded at auction was sold in these rooms in October 1967.

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