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Military plan of the country around Shanghai from surveys made in 1862, 63, 64, 65 [cartographic material] : by Lieut. Col. Gordon, Major Edwardes, Lieuts. Sanford, Lyster & Maud, Rl. Engrs. ; Lieuts. Danyell and Bateman, H.M., 31st Regt. Asst. Engrs
Bib ID 3490166
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Great Britain. War Office. Topographical Department
 
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Scale Scale [ca. 1:102,400. 10 miles = 6 3/16 inches] (E 119°00'-122°00'/N 30°00'-32°30'). 
Description Southhampton, England : Lithographed at the Topographical Department of the War Office, Col. Sir Henry James, Director, 1865 
maps ; 54 x 94 cm. on sheet 64 x 101 cm. or smaller. 
Partial contents
  • [Index, northern half, with series title. Scale ca. 1:316,800]
  • Plan 2. [i.e. Index, southern half. Scale ca. 1:316,800]
  • Sheet 22: Ching-Keang [Zhenjiang = 镇江]
  • Sheet 23: Yang-tze [Yangtze = 扬子江]
  • Sheet 26: Chang Chow Fu [Changzhou fu = 常州府]
  • Sheet 27: Kiang=Yin [Jiangyin = 江阴]
  • Sheet 28: Tsung Ming [Chongming = 崇明]
  • Sheet 30: Ye-shang [Yixing = 宜兴]
  • Sheet 31: Soo-Chow [Suzhou = 苏州]
  • Sheet 32: Shanghai [Shanghai = 上海]
 
Biography/History

In May 1862 Gordon's corps of engineers was assigned to strengthen the European trading centre of Shanghai, which was threatened by the insurgents of the Taiping Rebellion. A year later he became commander of the 3,500-man peasant force raised to defend the city. During the next 18 months Gordon's troops played an important role in suppressing the Taiping uprising. He returned to England in January 1865, where he was popularly known as 'Chinese Gordon'.

Notes

Military map of the city of Shanghai, China and its surrounding country including Suzhou and Hangzhou. The map is detailed with towns including road network available in 1862-1865. In particular it outlines the Grand Canal in that region. Relief is shown with hachures.

Maps handcoloured.

Some sheets have partial or whole embossed coat of arms of Topographical Departm.t War Office, including embossed printing date "May 1865"

Watermark on some sheets: "T. & J. H. 1865". (i.e. T. & J. Hollingworth, of Kent)

Sheets individually named top left and numbered top right.

Outside neatline are given the numbers of adjoining sheets (if any), including proposed sheets never completed. (e.g. outside the west edges of sheets 22, 26, and 30 are marked '21', '25' and '29' respectively).

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231240345

Some NLA sheets have partial or whole embossed coat of arms of Topographical Departm.t War Office, including embossed printing date "May 1865"

NLA copies have small red oval ownership stamps, with 3 lines of text: "C. of I. | A. 18 May 1905 M. | Received."

NLA holds 11 sheets of 12 produced (NLA copy missing sheet 39)

Subjects Roads -- China -- Shanghai Region -- Maps  |  Military topography -- China -- Shanghai Region -- Maps.  |  Shanghai Region (China) -- History, Military -- Maps.  |  Grand Canal (China) -- Maps.  |  China -- History -- Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864 -- Maps.  |  Shanghai Region (China) -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1862-1865 
Other authors/contributors Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885

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MAP RM 372
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MAP RM 372
Copy: Index: southern half
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MAP RM 372
Copy: Sheet 22: Ching-Keang [Zhenjiang]
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Copy: Sheet 23: Yang-tze [Yangtze]
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Copy: Sheet 26: Chang Chow Fu [Changzhou fu]
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Copy: Sheet 27: Kiang=Yin [Jiangyin]
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Copy: Sheet 28: Tsung Ming [Chongming]
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Copy: Sheet 30: Ye-shang [Yixing]
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Copy: Sheet 31: Soo-Chow [Suzhou]
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MAP RM 372
Copy: Sheet 32: Shanghai [Shanghai]
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Copy: Sheet 34: Chang-shin [Changxing]
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Copy: Sheet 35 Hoo=chow Fu [Huzhou fu]
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Copy: Sheet 36: Cholin [Zheling]
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