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1889 Tongwen Shu Shanghai-Chinese Missionary Calendar Broadside

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Seller: geographicusmaps (3,906) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362440163956 1889 Tongwen Shu Shanghai-Chinese Missionary Calendar Broadside CLICK HERE OR IMAGE ABOVE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION ZOOM WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS JOIN OUR WEEKLY MAILING LIST FOR NEWEST STOCK Title: ‰�≠Ë•øÂêà „¶Ñ / East and West Description: A rare 1889 (Guangxu 15) Chinese Catholic missionary broadside printed by Tongwen Shu, the first Chinese owned lithographic press in Shanghai. The broadside compares eastern and western culture and attempts to link the wonders of western technology, such as trains and suspension bridges, with Christianity. Roebling's Niagara Falls Bridge: linking Christianity and Western science At center, Dieudonn√© Lancelot's woodcut engraving of Roebling's Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge immediately draws the eye ‚Äì which while then considered a wonder would ironically be deconstructed less than 10 years later. This view, taken from an unknown photo, was engraved for the Parisian periodical Le Tour du Monde . The other two images are Biblical scenes from the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. The imagery sets the stage for the broadside's textual elements, all of which are in Chinese, which conflate western technological advancement with the Catholic faith. Chinese and Western Calendars The broadsheet's textual content is focused on a comparative calendar appearing at bottom center. This calendar features western months on top and compares them with the Chinese season-based solar calendar, at bottom. To either side, Chinese text dates the map using both the western system (left) and the Chinese imperial era system (right). To the left and right of the calendar, Chinese text list's the Ten Commandments (right) and the Catholic catechism (Apostles Creed). Tianjin Railway The upper right text block describes the Tianjin Railway. Construction of the railway began in 1886 and completed in 1888, one year before this broadsheet was issued. At the time Tianjin station was the first strain in China. The Kaiping Tramway and Imperial Railways of North China were thus extended to Tianjin and renamed the Jintang Railway (Ê¥•ÂîêÈìÅË∑Ø). Early Shanghai Imprint by first Chinese Owned Lithographic Press This broadsheet was printed in Shanghai by Tongwen Shu (ÂêåÊñá‰π¶Â±Ä), the first Chinese owned and operated modern printing concern in China. The printing was completed on behalf of the London Missionary Society Press (¢®Êµ∑Êõ�ȧ®), an English missionary press that by this time has ceased to print on its own behalf, but contracted other local printers to produce promotional material. This broadsheet is rare and we have been able to identify no other known examples. Size: Printed area measures 19.5 inches high by 28 inches wide. Condition: Very good. A few minor verso reinforceents along original fold lines. Edges exhbit some wear. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. 3. DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty or tax will be assessed on all parcels to Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free, but from time to time duty is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Additional ServicesConservation Framing Services: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. Read about it here. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration Services: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. https://www.geographicus.com/P/maprestoration BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. A few minor verso reinforceents along original fold lines. Edges exhbit some wear.

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