Historical Geography Research ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (3): 146-157.

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Research on an Early Map of English Settlement Collected by the British Royal Geographical Society

Mou Zhenyu   

  1. Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai 200023, China
  • Received:2021-04-21 Online:2022-07-20 Published:2022-11-14


A map of the English Settlement in Shanghai right after its port-opening collected by the British Royal Geographical Society did not mark its drawing time. One view holds the map was drawn in 1846-1847, another infers that in 1844-1847, but both are speculative. We reconsider its drawing time and try to evaluate the map based on the information on it. The results show the map should be drawn from October 1st to October 19th, 1846. It is the earliest map of English Settlement in Shanghai having found, and a very important source to study the developing process of English Settlement. Also, this map is of great value for the study of Land Deed.

Key words: map, Land Deed, english settlement, modern Shanghai

CLC Number: 

  • K928