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Original title上洋城全圖
Document ID720
TransliterationShang yang cheng quan tu
CollectionVirtual Shanghai
Digitized fileYes
Map typeSource maps
Size47 x 47 cm
Map supportPaper original
CommentsPainted map of the walled city, with the names of bridges, gates, and main buildings in Chinese. The dating by the RGS is open to question. As a document, it may have been produced in 1870, but the map presents a view of Shanghai that predates 1870. In particular, one can see the Temple of Tianhou, that was destroyed in 1860 when the French bombed the insurgents in the neighboring walled city. North China Herald, 25th August 1860, p.134: 'The insurgents had however worked their war round almost to the French quarter, and had planted some flags on the temple of the Queen of Heaven. Our gallant allies set to work, in a manner peculiar to themselves, to drive away the danger, and to prevent its recurrence fired the suburb, which is by far the richest and most important collection of native houses. ... the flames sprang up with fearful grandeur. The name "shangyang" (上洋) is an old designation for Shanghai, one that fell into oblivion after the 19th century (see General description of Shanghae and its environs, extracted from native authorities, 1850, p. 21)

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