National Geographic Magazine map of China and its territories


National Geographic Magazine map of China and its territories

Item Information

Title:
National Geographic Magazine map of China and its territories
Title (alt.):
Map of China and its territories
Description:
On February 4, 1912, P'u Yi, the last emperor of China, abdicated the throne with these words: "Today the people of the whole empire have their minds bent on a republic, the southern Provinces having begun the movement, and the northern generals having subsequently supported it. The will of providence is clear and the people's wishes are plain. How could I, for the glory and honor of one family, oppose the wishes of teeming millions? Wherefore I, the Emperor, decide that the form of government in China shall be a Constitutional Republic." With the advent of a constitutional republic in China, Westerners for the first time had access (albeit limited) to China's extraordinary treasures. The "National Geographic Magazine" devoted its entire October 1912 issue to China -- its canal infrastructure, the Forbidden City, and its artistic, cultural, and architectural treasures. This map, which was included with that issue as a special supplement, was based on the cartography of the British firm, J.G. Bartholomew.
Creator:
Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920
Creator:
Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966
Creator:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Creator:
Edinburgh Geographical Institute
Name on Item:
prepared by J.G. Bartholomew ; Gilbert H. Grosvenor, editor.
Date:
[1912]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
China--Maps
Places:
China
Publisher:
Washington, D.C : National Geographic Society
Notes:
Relief shown by spot heights.
Longitude East of Greenwich.
In lower right margin: John Bartholomew & Co.
In lower left margin: The Edinburgh Geographical Institute.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 55 x 40 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:10,000,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000044
Call #:
G7810 1912 .B3
Barcode:
39999052509856
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