An antique map of China engraved by J. & C. Walker.. Published under the superintendance of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge London, Charles. Knight & Co. 22 Ludgate Street. Circa 1844. One of the earliest maps to mark Hong Kong Island, ceded to Britain in 1841 after the first Opium War and founded as a Crown Colony in the following year. Includes a key to Chinese geographical and topopgraphical terms.
Approx 32cms by 39cms.