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1855 Colton Map of China, Taiwan, and Korea

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Identifies both the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. Taiwan or Formosa is mapped vaguely, representing the poor knowledge of the region prior to the Japanese invasion and subsequent survey work in 1895. Inset maps in the lower left quadrant detail Canton and Amoy. Identifies both Hong Kong and Macao. Throughout, Colton identifies various cities, towns, rivers and assortment of additional topographical details. Surrounded by Colton’s typical spiral motif border. Dated and copyrighted to J. H. Colton, 1855. Published from Colton’s 172 William Street Office in New York City. Issued as page no. 28 in volume 2 of the first edition of George Washington Colton’s 1855 Atlas of the World .

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