Kokuto shinkyo kensetsu no zenbo.
by MANSHUKOKU KOKUMIN
1936. MANSHUKOKU KOKUMIN. [Hsinking]. Kokuto shinkyo kensetsu no zenbo. Colour printed sheet 540 x 780 mm with colour bird's eye view and panorama on one side; Colour plan, smaller photo illustrations and text on verso. Preserved in a new blue cloth folding box. ?? 1936. A superb map of Changchun, which was the capital of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo from 1932 to 1945. Hsinking was a well-planned city with broad avenues and modern public works. Under the Japanese the city underwent rapid expansion in both its economy and infrastructure. Many of buildings built during the Japanese colonial era still stand today, including those of the Eight Major Bureaus of Manchukuo as well as the Headquarters of the Japanese Kwantung Army. The rear of the map has substantial text, which is accompanied by photographs and a design for how part of the city would look. Copies of the map are rare. (Inventory #: 164378)