[Beijing]. 地图戰報.[Di tu zhan bao]. 1967. Stock ID #164692
Chinese Cultural Revolution maps in colour, single sheet printed on both side, folded, scale not given. A half-body portrait of Mao Zedong upper left corner. It shows a street map of central Beijing and an inset map of Beijing with parts of Hebei Province. On reverse four transportation maps of Beijing showing different types of public transport routes (trolley trams, buses and coaches). Light foxing, creasing along folds and edges, otherwise in good condition. Text in Chinese. Sheet measures 26.1 x 38.4cm. Issue no. 3 of an unique series of maps issued by the Red Guards organisations in the form of Cultural Revolution tabloid-sized newspaper. A street map of central Beijing highlighted in the middle showing the streets and landmarks renamed during the Cultural Revolution. As the initiatives of the Destroy the Four Olds and Cultivate the Four News campaign, street names and landmarks of Beijing started to change in August 1966. 东扬威街 [Dongyangwei Jie] where the Embassy of Soviet Union located was renamed to 反修路 "Anti-Revisionism Road". 东交民巷[Dongjiaomin Xiang] where all the embassies located was renamed to 反帝路 "Anti-imperialism Road".
Upper section a propaganda article titled "the Centre of the World's Revolution - Beijing" listing out the reasons of why we should call Beijing the centre of the world's revolution. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164692).
Price: $150.00 AU