Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Automobile Club of China

Title:

Official Road Map of Shanghai and District

Date:

1936

Medium:

lithograph, printed in colour

Size:

62.5 x 54 cm

Description:

Automobile Club of China - Official Road Map of Shanghai and District. 1936 Edition. Scale 1:100,000.

Specially drawn for A.C.C. by S.E. Faber 1936.

 

An early and attractive road map of Shanghai and neighbouring area. The map was published and printed in Shanghai in 1936.

 

The Automobile Club of China existed in Shanghai c1918 - 1941 and 1945 - 1949. It was located at different addresses including 30 Peking Road, 3g Peking Road and the North China Daily News Building, 17 The Bund. The annual meetings were held at the Shanghai General Chamber of Commerce.

 

The Ameican journalist and businessman Carl Crow started its journal, China Highways: Organ of the Automobile Club of China, in 1934. It was a monthly magazine that promoted road building and touring.It described newly constructed roads from Shanghai to Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Anhui. It worked on traffic regulations, safety and improvements of roads and infrastructure.

 

Fine and Rare.

 

References

 

Djordjevic, Nenad   Old Shanghai Clubs & Associations. 2009

 

Stanford University

 

 

With thanks to Bill Savadore for research.

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Item Code:

MA7923

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