Sewall, John Kirk (illus).
Tientsin / Peiping. Peiyang Press, Ltd., No date. Ca. 1928- 1933.
Color pictographic / pictorial map, 22 3/4 x 19 inches on sheet size 23 1/2 x 19 1/2 (60 x 49.5 cm), folding as issued into titled paper pocket 8 x 4 1/4 inches. A particularly bright, clean copy in original protective pocket. A few tiny spots of ink from the printing process, no tears. A scarce and handsome pictorial map of the inner city of Peiping (Peking/Beijing) by John Kirk Sewall showing Tartar City, Chinese City and the Forbidden City, with people and animals in silhouette and temples, theaters, etc, in bright colors. The WorldCat entry for this map (with holdings at three libraries) notes "The map is decorated with small illustrations of landmark buildings and black silhouettes of workers, pedestrians and animals. Essentially a tourist map since it includes sightseeing attractions, rail station, hotels etc. It also depicts the Legation Quarter...Imprint date based on the first use of Peiping in 1928 and the representation of the German Legation by the black, red and gold Reichsbanner flag which was banned in 1933." The Wikipedia entry notes that the horizontal black, white and gold flag was "In use at the beginning of the Weimar Republic (1918–1919), by the foreign services (1922–33), and by the Nazi regime from March 1933 until August 1935." Item #41893