Rare manuscript plan of Beijing during the Boxer rebellion

1899 

Plan of Beijing

Asia China
  • Publication place: [Beijng
  • Publication date: c 1899–1901].
  • Physical description: Manuscript plan of Beijing.
  • Inventory reference: 12704

Notes

Boxer Rebellion — an important Chinese nine-fold map of Peking (now Beijing), drawn and illuminated in colour on paper-laid canvas with street/​road …

networks, named sites in Mandarin, including the Forbidden City, Temple of Confucius, other temples and their park surroundings, lakes and further landmarks of the capital, later annotated in German during the Boxer Rebellion by Oberleutnant Engeluia**y showing European embassies and legations in the shadow of the Forbidden City’s walls and further European positions of interests, the upper-right margin singed in ink MS by the German officer, 93.5cm x 62.5cm, c.1899–1901.