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Auction 154, Lot 650

"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
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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 and now flattened and backed with tissue. There is faint toning along one fold and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/16/2015