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HANDBOOK TO CANTON, MACAO AND WEST RIVER.
[Hong Kong n. d. ca. 1900-1905, Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Co.]. Stiff green wrs., horizontal format: 17.2 x 12 cm., very bright clean, solid copy, 48p., 13 b.w. photos, color map, quaint adverts. OBSCURE, R A R E COPY ! This is a very early printing of this guidebook. There are no references to this in Worldcat or other sources. The handbook was likely printed in Hong Kong for the company, where it was based in the Hotel Mansions, Hong Kong. Per the first photograph in the booklet, this shows the stately Hotel Mansions, in a early period of Hong Kong history. To the left of the hotel is a vacant lot, there are no tram tracks and a few early electric poles are in the foreground. The period looks ca. 1900 -1095. There follows the above photo with a color map of the Delta of Chu-Kiang or Canton River, Hong Kong, Canton, Macao and West River, steamer routes et al, with a scale and distance table. The area from West River north or upwards surrounding the estuary is mostly labeled as "rice fields." LIST OF FULL-PAGE PHOTOGRAPHS: 1. HOTEL MANSIONS 2. STEAMER SAINAM AT WUCHOW 3. STEAMER HONAM 4. S.S. FATSHAN LOADING AT CANTON 5. ENTRANCE TO THE COMPANY'S HONG KONG WHARF [center has a small spot where it stuck to the facing page] 6. ENTRANCE TO SAMSHUI HARBOUR 7. WUCHOW PAGODA BY MOONLIGHT 8. WEST RIVER SCENERY 9. VIEW OF MACAO Distance table, and many adverts for other China navigation companies, shipping agents: Butterfield & Swire, Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Norddeutscher Lloyd Breman, Wm. Powell Ltd., A.S. Watson & Co., Japan coals, Chas J. Gaupp & Co., et al. CONDITION: This work is in excellent condition. There is a mild fold on the back cover, two staples are mildly rusted, else a very solid, clean work. REFERENCES: Although there are several titles that are similar to this, it is NOT the copy printed in the U.K. found at: http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?ar ticle=1029&context=moore And also NOT the ones listed in Worldcat.org: http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Hong+Ko ng%2C+Canton+and+Macao+Steamboat+Co.%2C+Ltd .
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