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China Southeast Coast.
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China Southeast Coast.

By CHINA - SOUTHEAST COAST)

New York.: Army Information Branch.. Volume III, No. 51B.. 1944.. Poster, color map, sheet 35 x 47 inches (89x120cm), folded to approximately 9 x 12 inches. Short split/tear at four fold intersections and at three fold ends; no paper loss. Blank verso. Large color map "China Southeast Coast" from Shanghai to French Indochina, with the islands of Formosa and Hainan. At right edge are inset maps of the vicinities of Shanghai, Wenchow, Foochow, Swatow, Canton, and Hong Kong. Scale of the main map is 7 inches to 200 miles. While this is identified as a Newsmap (Volume III, No. 51B), there is no informational text on the verso, as they were usually issued. .

$95.00

Photo Album of Famous Places in Central Southern China  中南支名所写真帖
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Photo Album of Famous Places in Central Southern China 中南支名所写真帖

By CHINA - SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR - SHANGHAI - NANJING)

1938.. Black and white photo illustrations numbered 1 to 124, 3 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches, textured cloth over card binding with gold title and silver decorative image. Text block has separated from binding. Sections are bound with thread which has come loose on some of the sections. Light dampstaining to inner area of sheets throughout, but not very noticeable on most sheets. This small booklet of 124 numbered photos would seem to celebrate the successful Japanese incursions into China and the 1937 capture of the cities of Shanghai and Nanjing, of which there are many photos. The majority of the photos are of these two cities, with additional ones of rivers and countryside projecting a sense of normalcy in southern China. No record for this title has been found in WorldCat under the translation "Photo Album of Famous Places in Central Southern China." A brief selection of the 124 titles includes: 1 Shanghai Peace Memorial 2 Shanghai Bund 3 Shanghai Garden Bridge 4 Shanghai Japan Naval Corps 海軍陸戦隊 15 Shanghai Park Hotel 16 Shanghai French Park 17 Shanghai China Post Bureau 18 Shanghai French Settlement 55 Nanjing National Government 南京 元国民政府 [possibly, Former National Government..?] 56 Nanjing Zhongshan Road - the main street of central Nanjing 南京 中山路 南京域内のメインストリート 66 Snapshot of Yangtze River 109 Southern Chinese style sanpan .

$365.00

Cram's Map of China.
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Cram's Map of China.

By CHINA - HONG KONG & PEIPING INSETS)

Indianapolis.: The George F. Cram Co., Inc.. No date. Ca. 1942.. Color map, 13 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches on sheet size 16 x 22 inches, folding as issued into stiff card wrappers, 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Light creasing to edges of wrappers, map is on fine condition. Exceptional detail to this uncommon independent map issue from the Cram company. A wealth of towns are marked on this map issued just after the United States entered the second world war. There is a small inset of Peiping and Environs and one of HongKong and Territorial Concessions. The "Explanation" at lower right lists English translations for Chinese words such as fu, ting, chau and hsien (cities of the 1st to 4th ranks), ling (mountain chain), mo (desert) etc. .

$110.00

Hong Kong and New Territories.
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Hong Kong and New Territories.

By HONG KONG)

No date. Ca. late 1960s.. Folded sheet featuring maps of central Kowloon and Victoria, each 7 x 6 3/4 inches and, on verso, a color pictorial map of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and Lantau Island. When fully open, the color map measures 7 x 13 1/2 inches. The new airport at Chek Lap Kok is not pictured on the map, thus establishing a pre-1998 date of publication, while the Plover Cove Reservoir is shown, which was competed in 1968. Other infrastructure projects suggest a late 1960s publication date. When held to the light, four small holes can be seen at the center fold of the color map, indicating staple binding in an unidentified publication. In sum: three interesting maps in very good clean condition. .

$75.00

Cathay Hotel and the Bund, Shanghai
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Cathay Hotel and the Bund, Shanghai

By CHINA - SHANGHAI)

London.: Cathay Hotel.. No date. Circa 1930.. The 6 ¾ x 3 ¾ inch brochure opens to a black and white photographic panorama of the Bund, with the hotel's pyramidal roof clearly identifying the building along Shanghai's famous waterfront. The unfolded brochure, 12 x 15 inches, offers five black and white photographic views of the hotel's elegant interior. The front cover is marred by small abraded spots in each corner, evidently the result of being glued into an album. Otherwise, very good clean condition. The Cathay Hotel was built by Sir Victor Sassoon, a prominent member of a wealthy British family that had considerable holdings in Shanghai. Located prominently on the Bund, it opened in 1929 and is said to have been one of the first skyscrapers in the Eastern Hemisphere. The hotel itself occupied the building's 4th through 9th floors while the deco building's top floor was Sassoon's penthouse apartment. .

$165.00

Guide to Peiping and its Environs.
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Guide to Peiping and its Environs.

By CHINA - BEIJING)

Peiping.: The Peking Bookshop (Printed by Catholic University Press). 1946.. Booklet in pictorial paper covers 7 x 5 inches, 144 pp., single color photo-illustrations, three folded maps, one single page map, plus advertising pages at front and rear. Previous owner's signature in small ink letters on front cover; light wear to front cover; booklet in good clean condition overall. Booklet is in three parts: Part I features General Information, A Short History, Notes on Aspects of the Culture, and an English-Chinese Vocabulary. This portion, according to instructions, is to be read before the tourist visits in order to acquire general background information. Part II features tours of the city with more than a dozen itineraries profiled. Part III focuses on the Environs of Peiping. .

$295.00

Fortune Magazine.  1932 - 06.
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Fortune Magazine. 1932 - 06.

By CHINA - LONG ISLAND NEW YORK) Baker, Ernest Hamlin (cover illustration). Robert Ball

Time.. 06 - 1932. Volume V. Number 6. June 1932 complete issue of magazine, profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 124 pages, folio, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued. MISSING SEVERAL AD PAGES at the front; crayon drawing to covers and many ad pages, the main article section is clean. Wear to covers. Many interesting articles in this beautiful publication with striking lithographic cover, plus elegant color and black and white advertisements. Of particular interest is a section on China "Contemporary China A Portfolio" by Jan Porel "some leaves from the 'diary' of this latest excursion' which includes a seven page article entitled "Celestial Modernism in the Banks of China" andfive color illustrations of Chinese subjects including a half page view of Hong Kong seen from The Peak. Other articles: Long Island 1932. A portfolio of aerial photographs...of the world's most fashionable island - together with a map clearly indicating the site of each exposure" - the black and white decorative map is by Robert Ball (spot in lower left margin); National Steel: A Phenomenon. Despite Depression a flourishing business (2 color maps); The 14th Amendment ("adopted, or so the people who adopted it believed, for the protection of the newly liberated Negro in his untried rights") by Archibald MacLeish; The Gossamer Trail of Lace. Founded by Henry Luce (who had, with partner Briton Hadden, founded Time magazine in 1923), Luce declared of Fortune magazine that "American business has importance - even majesty - so the magazine in which we are able to interpret it will look and feel important - even majestic." .

$45.00

A Bird's-Eye View of Peiping and Environs. 北平城郊鸟瞰图
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A Bird's-Eye View of Peiping and Environs. 北平城郊鸟瞰图

By CHINA - PEIPING / BEIJING) [Wang, Wenzhi].

Peiping.: The Peiping Chronicle.. 10-1- 1936.. Color pictorial map, 28 3/4 x 41 3/4 inches on sheet size 36 x 44 inches. Short splits at two fold ends (left hand side) and one longer split at right fold end, just to neat line; separations at three fold intersections, one approx. 1 1/2 inches long with tiny paper loss. Light creasing to a couple of areas, but image is clean and bright and in very good condition. An extraordinary, richly colored bird's eye view style map of the Chinese capital Beijing. WorldCat records the illustrator as [by Wen-Chih Wang], from the envelope (which this copy lacks) 218 places of interest are noted in English and Chinese text beneath the map. .

$4500.00

Welcome to Hong Kong With Compliments of Servicemen's Guides.  Sponsored By The American Community of Hong Kong.
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Welcome to Hong Kong With Compliments of Servicemen's Guides. Sponsored By The American Community of Hong Kong.

By HONG KONG)

Hong Kong.. Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec 1955.. Pamphlet, 7 1/2 x 5 inches opening to 15 x 21 inches with map 15 x 15 1/2 inches. Soft vertical fold to pamphlet, light wear and short separation at one fold intersection.. 6 panel map shows the central areas of Kowloon and Hong Kong, with inset of Central Down Town Area, naming the various buildings. The area of Hong Kong Island includes Happy Valley and the Wong-Mai Chung Village. Verso is information on shops, hotels, restaurants etc. .

$75.00

Selected Works from the Painting Exhibition of Workers from Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda.  上海、阳泉、旅大工人画展览作品选集.[Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda gong ren hua zuo pin xuan ji].
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Selected Works from the Painting Exhibition of Workers from Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda. 上海、阳泉、旅大工人画展览作品选集.[Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda gong ren hua zuo pin xuan ji].

By CHINA - CULTURAL REVOLUTION)

Beijing.: Ren min mei shu chu ban she.. 1974.. Color illustrated throughout. The preface reads in part: In 1974, a national painting exhibition titled "Painting Exhibition of Workers from Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda" was held in Beijing. It was another huge success for the工农兵[Workers, Peasants and Soldiers] in the world of arts, after the peasants' painting exhibition of Huxian. The amateur artists of workers had become the powerful weapons of 'Grasp Revolution, Promote Production'. .

$145.00

Occupation Map of Japan and Adjacent Areas including Potential U.S. Bases in the Pacific.
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Occupation Map of Japan and Adjacent Areas including Potential U.S. Bases in the Pacific.

By JAPAN / WORLD WAR II) Gross, Alexander (mapmaker).

Geographia Map Co.. No date. Ca. 1946.. Huge wall map, sheet 39 x 54 inches, folding to 13 1/2 x 10 inches, full color maps on one side, two color map on verso. Some wear to edges which results in wear to central fold, overall good condition. Detailed maps of Japan with inset maps of the Philippines, South East Asia, Oceania and Australia. Map on the verso is titled "'Geographia' Map of the Pacific Ocean" with "Places Occupied by U.S. Forces" and "Probable New U.S. Bases" marked in red. A collection of maps intended to provide information to the general U.S. public with the end of World War II; although no doubt published in large quantities, this is now an uncommon map due to its size and intended use. There is an extensive listing of "Indispensable Maps and Atlases" with prices. The very bold cover graphic harkens back to a traditional Western pre-World War II view of Japan. .

$165.00

The New Yorker. 1966 - 09 - 10. A Reporter at Large. The Enemy.

By VIETNAM WAR) Sheehan, Susan Birnbaum, Abe (illustrator).

New York.: The New Yorker Magazine.. 09-10- 1966.. September 10, 1966 issue of the magazine, color and black and white illustrations throughout, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers as issued. Light wear and foxing to covers, interior in very good condition. A long article by Susan Sheehan relating contemporary Vietnam history through the life of a North Vietnamese soldier who was drafted int the People's Army of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in April 1962. Cover picture of an owl by Abe Birnbaum. .

$28.00

Panorama de L'Afrique Francaise (map of French Africa in complete issue of Le Petit Journal Supplement Illustre).
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Panorama de L'Afrique Francaise (map of French Africa in complete issue of Le Petit Journal Supplement Illustre).

By AFRICA)

Paris.: Le Petit Journal.. 03-05- 1894.. Complete issue (number 172, Monday 5th March 1894) of the magazine, 8pp including color covers, 17 1/4 x 12 inches. Soft crease to lower front cover but overall very good condition (paper is of a newsprint type but still very stable). Map of Africa on back cover has a short repaired tear at upper right but overall in very good condition. Two small inset maps: Plan de Tombouctou and Environs de Tombouctou. Text at bottom of map states Carte Des Expéditions Francaises en Afrique, with numerous red lines drawn on the map to reflect French expeditions. A handsome and detailed map with most interesting insets of the Timbuktu area. .

$185.00

AAF Cloth Map - Asiatic Series.  Otomari  /  Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye.
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AAF Cloth Map - Asiatic Series. Otomari / Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye.

By JAPAN / USSR - SURVIVAL MAP/ EVASION MAP/ ESCAPE MAP)

Washington, D.C.: Army Map Service.. 1944.. Two color maps, printed back to back on one silk sheet 24 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches, folded as issued. A few tiny spots, otherwise fine condition. This is a "survival map" or "escape map" compiled for the U.S. Army Air Forces; these light-weight silk maps were carried by military personnel with missions in enemy territory, each map containing information crucial to facilitating escape to friendly territory. Winds and ocean currents in the Sea of Japan and part of the Sea of Okhotsk are marked, as well as much information on settlements and terrain (scale is 1:1,000,000). Latitude covered is from approximately 40 to 44 degrees on Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye, U.S.S.R. map and from approximately 44 to 48 degrees on the Otomari, Japan map, longitude covered is from approximately 132 to 138 degrees on Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye, and from approximately 138 to 144 degrees on the Otomari, Japan map. States "Legend Applies To November through March (red) and May through September (green) currents". .

$75.00

Chinese Firecracker / Firework hand painted embossed label.

By CHINA - FOLK ART)

Ca. 1900.. Hand painted embossed foil label, 3 x 14 1/2 inches. Light wear to surface with minor paint flaking. A beautiful and unusual example of Chinese folk art, this is a vintage original hand painted embossed gold foil label, produced in China circa 1900 to be used as a decorative label on the outside of a box of firecrackers or other fireworks. It measures 3 x 14 1/2 inches. This label had been stored away and so is in virtually "as new" condition, however because of the fragile nature of the material, there is some flaking of the paint in small areas. This isn't anything you really notice because of the vivid colors and pattern. In an article in the January - February 1981 issue of Arts of Asia magazine, John H. Enns notes that this style of Chinese firework label was produced between 1850 and 1910 in the Canton region of Kwangtung province. "Many were painted in the city of Fatshan long noted for the manufacture of religious prints, papercuts and charms used in holiday celebrations. During these celebrations it was common to hang boxes of fireworks across the narrow streets and explode the entire string from a single fuse. As a result, very few of these labels remain today." As with the fruit crate labels produced in the United States, the purpose of the firework labels was to attract the eye and therefore sell the merchandise; so bright colors and auspicious symbols were used, to convey a feeling of festiveness and good fortune. Each label was painted by hand. The labels were often imported into the United States by firework wholesalers to use in packaging the fireworks here; these labels were in storage in a Portland, Oregon Chinese goods store. .

$45.00

Chinese Firecracker / Firework hand painted embossed label.

By CHINA - FOLK ART)

Ca. 1900.. Hand painted embossed foil label, 3 x 14 1/2 inches. Light wear to surface with minor paint flaking. A beautiful and unusual example of Chinese folk art, this is a vintage original hand painted embossed gold foil label, produced in China circa 1900 to be used as a decorative label on the outside of a box of firecrackers or other fireworks. It measures 3 x 14 1/2 inches. This label had been stored away and so is in virtually "as new" condition, however because of the fragile nature of the material, there is some flaking of the paint in small areas. This isn't anything you really notice because of the vivid colors and pattern. In an article in the January - February 1981 issue of Arts of Asia magazine, John H. Enns notes that this style of Chinese firework label was produced between 1850 and 1910 in the Canton region of Kwangtung province. "Many were painted in the city of Fatshan long noted for the manufacture of religious prints, papercuts and charms used in holiday celebrations. During these celebrations it was common to hang boxes of fireworks across the narrow streets and explode the entire string from a single fuse. As a result, very few of these labels remain today." As with the fruit crate labels produced in the United States, the purpose of the firework labels was to attract the eye and therefore sell the merchandise; so bright colors and auspicious symbols were used, to convey a feeling of festiveness and good fortune. Each label was painted by hand. The labels were often imported into the United States by firework wholesalers to use in packaging the fireworks here; these labels were in storage in a Portland, Oregon Chinese goods store. .

$45.00

Chinese Firecracker / Firework hand painted embossed label.

By CHINA - FOLK ART)

Ca. 1900.. Hand painted embossed foil label, 3 x 14 1/2 inches. Light wear to surface with minor paint flaking. A beautiful and unusual example of Chinese folk art, this is a vintage original hand painted embossed gold foil label, produced in China circa 1900 to be used as a decorative label on the outside of a box of firecrackers or other fireworks. It measures 3 x 14 1/2 inches. This label had been stored away and so is in virtually "as new" condition, however because of the fragile nature of the material, there is some flaking of the paint in small areas. This isn't anything you really notice because of the vivid colors and pattern. In an article in the January - February 1981 issue of Arts of Asia magazine, John H. Enns notes that this style of Chinese firework label was produced between 1850 and 1910 in the Canton region of Kwangtung province. "Many were painted in the city of Fatshan long noted for the manufacture of religious prints, papercuts and charms used in holiday celebrations. During these celebrations it was common to hang boxes of fireworks across the narrow streets and explode the entire string from a single fuse. As a result, very few of these labels remain today." As with the fruit crate labels produced in the United States, the purpose of the firework labels was to attract the eye and therefore sell the merchandise; so bright colors and auspicious symbols were used, to convey a feeling of festiveness and good fortune. Each label was painted by hand. The labels were often imported into the United States by firework wholesalers to use in packaging the fireworks here; these labels were in storage in a Portland, Oregon Chinese goods store. .

$45.00

Chinese Firecracker / Firework hand painted embossed label.

By CHINA - FOLK ART)

Ca. 1900.. Hand painted embossed foil label, 3 x 14 1/2 inches. Light wear to surface with minor paint flaking. A beautiful and unusual example of Chinese folk art, this is a vintage original hand painted embossed gold foil label, produced in China circa 1900 to be used as a decorative label on the outside of a box of firecrackers or other fireworks. It measures 3 x 14 1/2 inches. This label had been stored away and so is in virtually "as new" condition, however because of the fragile nature of the material, there is some flaking of the paint in small areas. This isn't anything you really notice because of the vivid colors and pattern. In an article in the January - February 1981 issue of Arts of Asia magazine, John H. Enns notes that this style of Chinese firework label was produced between 1850 and 1910 in the Canton region of Kwangtung province. "Many were painted in the city of Fatshan long noted for the manufacture of religious prints, papercuts and charms used in holiday celebrations. During these celebrations it was common to hang boxes of fireworks across the narrow streets and explode the entire string from a single fuse. As a result, very few of these labels remain today." As with the fruit crate labels produced in the United States, the purpose of the firework labels was to attract the eye and therefore sell the merchandise; so bright colors and auspicious symbols were used, to convey a feeling of festiveness and good fortune. Each label was painted by hand. The labels were often imported into the United States by firework wholesalers to use in packaging the fireworks here; these labels were in storage in a Portland, Oregon Chinese goods store. .

$45.00

Untitled poster of Hong Kong Harbour.
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Untitled poster of Hong Kong Harbour.

By HONG KONG) Fischbeck, Frank (photographer).

No date. Ca. 1973-1977.. Color poster, 22 x 32 inches. Short crease to mid right edge; very good condition. Copyright Frank Fischbeck 28 Ice House Street printed at lower right corner. .

$185.00

Japan and Russia Will Divide China. Signs Increase That Northern Area and Lower Yangtze Basin Will be Carved Into Puppet States by Stalin and Mikado, Leaving South Largely at Mercy of Both.  PICTORIAL REVIEW: Los Angeles Examiner Sunday, April 28, 1940.
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Japan and Russia Will Divide China. Signs Increase That Northern Area and Lower Yangtze Basin Will be Carved Into Puppet States by Stalin and Mikado, Leaving South Largely at Mercy of Both. PICTORIAL REVIEW: Los Angeles Examiner Sunday, April 28, 1940.

By CHINA / RUSSIA / JAPAN) Burke, Howard (illus).

Los Angeles.: Los Angeles Examiner.. 1940.. Color pictorial map FRONT PAGE ONLY of the Los Angeles Examiner March of Events section, archivally mounted on linen, newspaper sheet 21 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. Slight discoloration to lower centrefold, overall very good condition. A dynamic map / illustration by Los Angeles Examiner artist Howard Burke covering the area China, Japan, Southern Russia and the northern part of French IndoChina and Siam, showing how the "Aggressors Divide China." Areas under Japanese occupation are shown in red. Informative text labels (including sources of agricultural and raw materials) and small pictographs provide an effective overview of the geopolitical situation, in keeping with the "air-age" geographical imagination of the mid 20th century whose prominent practitioners included Richard Edes Harrison and Los Angeles Times artist Charles Owens. .

$485.00

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