Peking Beijing China city plan 1860 Emperor portrait vignette views map w/ keyBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Hien-Fou, The Emperor of China & Plan of the City of Peking.
(Harper's Weekly / A Journal of Civilization/ Chinese mapping).
Issued November 10th, 1860, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An urban plan depicting the Imperial inner city in Beijing China with a detailed key down the left side identifying 45 specific locations within the map. A portrait of the Emperor Hien-Fou sits above within a circle surrounded by four vignettes that include 2 architectural views.
Original 19th century antique wood engraved printed image. An actual printed leaf taken from this scarce old periodical, published at the date listed.
Nice looking, clean, well preserved example, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text on reverse as issued. An elusive image, worthy of display.
Sheet measures c. 16"H x 11"W.