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Auction 153, Lot 664

"China Amoy Tea Districts", U.S. Government

Subject: Southeastern China

Period: 1869 (dated)


Color: Black & White

13.7 x 11.4 inches
34.8 x 29 cm

This basic map depicts Xiamen (here called Amoy) and the surrounding area in Fujian province in southeastern China. During the 19th century, Xiamen was the principal Chinese port for the exportation of tea. Cities and towns are located and identified with both the Mandarin pronunciation as well as the local dialect (Hokkien). A note to the south of Wah-Foong, where the "First Tea Plantations" are located, states that the "River [is] impassable from rapids."


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting, faint toning along the left fold, and one tiny split at a fold intersection.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/20/2015