Dorn, Frank A Map and History of Peiping; formerly known as Peking; capital of provinces, princedoms and kingdoms since 1121 B.C.; in 1264 A.D. the capital of the Mongol Empire of Kublai Khan; made the capital of the Ming Empire through the Ming and Ching Dynasties; and now a city which will live long in the memory of man as one of the greatest the world has ever known. Completed on this fifth day of February in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-six.
The Peiyang Press Ltd. Tientsin-Peiping/ Beijing 1936
colour printed map; overall 85 x 78 cm. folds as issued; various splits and tears, some holes within, in need of repair, o/w g cond. brown paper booklet, overall 18 x 13 cm, wear and tear, some loss of paper, o/w g cond.
A very decorative and informative pictorial map of Beijing and surrounding areas, whimsically illustrating the Forbidden City, important events in the history of China from 1100 BC to 1936 as well as various tourist attractions like golf and race courses, hotels, the Peking Club and a hospital. The map stored in a small booklet with a 22 page explanatory text. This is the second edition as the earlier German flag of 1933-35 (black/white/red horizontal stripes) has been replaced by the Nazi flag; in the third edition, the Nazi flag has been completely removed.
Frank Dorn (1901-1981) was an American military attaché in China during the 1930s, gathering intelligence on Japanese military actions before the Sino-Japanese War.
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