Beijing: Izdatel’stvo literatury na inostrannykh iazykakh, 1958. Item #1057
89 leaves: ill. 26,5x19 cm. In original cardboards with lettering on covers and spine, in original printed dust jacket; illustrated endpapers. Very good, dust jacket a bit chipped, with small tears, covers slightly rubbed.
Very rare. Fine photo album features the socialist life of 28 administrative divisions of China. 306 monochrome and colored photographs depict industrial, economic and cultural development of the country in general and every province in particular.
The pictures show Beijing Electric Bulb Factory; Hebei salt pan; Shanxi coal mining hub; Henan agriculture; Shandong fishing industry, Anshan Iron and Steel Works, Dalian Shipyard in Liaoning; Changchun Automobile Factory in Jilin, national minorities and traditional crafts, medicine, arts, education and sports, natural parks, Buddhist temples, etc. All of them are divided into relevant provinces. The front endpapers display a political map of China, whereas the back endpapers showcase a map of natural resources, compiled by Mi Ven'-khuan'. The second map symbols and their meanings list are printed on the recto of back flyleaf.