Osaka. 大阪朝日新聞社 [Osaka Asahi Shinbunsha]. 1932. Stock ID #157990
Large folding colour map of Manchuria and Mongolia with the Korean and Shandong Peninsulas in the lower section of the map. 91 x 64.5cm. Few small chips along margins, stained at upper and lower left, few small holes along folds. This large map, the full title of it 大阪朝日新聞社特撰最新満蒙大地圖 reads as "Newest Great Map of Manchuria and Mongolia selected by Osaka Asahi Shinbunsha" was issued as a supplement to an Osaka Asahi Shinbun newspaper on February 1st, 1932. The publication was a month to the day prior to the establishment of Manchukuo, the puppet nation controlled by Japan, on 1 March 1932. The explanatory note under the title at the top right corner, written by Osaka Asahi Shinbunsha in December 1931, claimed that this map was the most up-to-date, precise, and detailed map of Manchuria and Mongolia. It explains that the original map was provided by The South Manchuria Railway Co., Ltd. [which was a very influential Japanese company]. This map was completed in late December 1931 after undergoing thorough revision and additions which took over a month. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157990).