National Geographic Magazine map of China and its territories
- National Geographic Magazine map of China and its territories
- Title (alt.) :
Map of China and its territories
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.
- Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920
- Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966
- National Geographic Society (U.S.)
- Edinburgh Geographical Institute
- Name on Item:
prepared by J.G. Bartholomew ; Gilbert H. Grosvenor, editor.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
- 1 map : col. ; 55 x 40 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Washington, D.C :
National Geographic Society
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)
- Call #:
G7810 1912 .B3