上海最新地圖/非賣品. [Japanese Map - The Latest Map of Shanghai/Not for Sale]. JAPANESE MAP OF SHANGHAI.
上海最新地圖/非賣品. [Japanese Map - The Latest Map of Shanghai/Not for Sale].

上海最新地圖/非賣品. [Japanese Map - The Latest Map of Shanghai/Not for Sale].

[Shanghai]. (Circa 1940). Stock ID #158284

Folding colour Japanese map of Shanghai, sheet printed double sided. This interesting map shows street names in both Chinese and English but is clearly aimed at the Japanese market as the legends and extensive information on the reverse of the map is in Japanese.

The map shows the central districts of Shanghai including 南北租界North and South Districts of the Shanghai International Settlement and Huangpu River. Four legends included in the upper side showing: sightseeing places of Shanghai, Suzhou, Yangzhou, Zhengjiang, Nanjing and Hangzhou; advertisements for a Japanese travel agent and a shop on 吴淞路 [Wusong Road] in Shanghai, with addresses and telephone numbers listed in the advertisements.

On the reverse can be found:
Two lines of bus timetables, upper right section, for Shanghai surrounding regions such as Hangzhou, Wuxi, Jiangxi and Nanjing. Address and telephone number provided.
Brief tourist information, upper left section, on Suzhou, Hangzhou and Nanjing.
Lower right section, a catalogue of famous local crafts of surrounding regions ranging from ceramics, bamboo crafts, lacquer, etc. Address and telephone number provided.
Lower left section, a list of famous Japanese hotels in Shanghai together with their addresses and telephone numbers.

Three tiny holes at folds, two small areas of loss on left margin not affecting the map or text, lower side little browned in places, ink annotation in Japanese next to the title, good copy. Sheet measures 39.1 x 53.9cm.

At the time this map was published the Japanese population of Shanghai could be found in large numbers around Hongkou's Broadway, Wuchang Road, Kunshan Road and Minhang Road. In particular the area bounded by Wusong Road and North Sichuan Road was densely packed with Japanese shops and other Japanese enterprises. The shop whose advertisement can be found on the map is located in this region at 吴淞路 [Wusong Road] No. 263.

A very interesting map showing the English street names.

When referring to this item please quote stockid 158284.

Price: $475.00 AU

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