[China]: Dōngshěng tiělù jīngjì diàochájú jiānzhì, 1927. 174x190 cm. 1:840,000; smaller-scale map of Far East region 1:6,300,000. Relief shown by gradient tints. Foxing, soiling, tears along creases.
Very rare. In Chinese. A huge colorful map printed at the beginning of the Chinese Civil War under control of the Eastern Railway Economic Survey Bureau. The map displays the territory of Manchuria
where the foreign influence predominated. The core object of this map is the Chinese Eastern Railway which was the clash of interests of China and the Soviet Union.
Due to the Russian merchants and employees moved to the Far East in connection with the railway building, the North Manchuria virtually transformed into the Russian territory.
In the 1920s, China had been an important Asian partner of the Soviet Union and, when the relations of countries were established, China continued the united administration of this transport line. This agreement had been broken by Chiang Kai-shek who began operations
against the communist in 1927. The sharpest conflicts in Manchuria were provided near the Chinese Eastern Railway.
The railways are indicated in Manchuria, Japan, Korea and a part of the USSR. The sea routes are only on the smaller-scale map.
The only copy located at the Library of Congress.