Shanghai Street Directory - Shanghaishi Hanghao Lutu Lu - 1947 - The Free Trading Company, Shanghai - Second Edition Scarce complete set of two volumes, containing ‘the earliest complete survey of Shanghai prepared by the Chinese Construction Company between 1931 and 1947 [Qiu Feng, 2014]. Text in Chinese with additional English street and building names.

Over 1,100 pages, with copious indexes, 235 street maps in black and red indicating street systems, plot boundaries and building owners (231 of which are double page maps), 78 full page building plans, and 100’s of pages of advertisements.
  First published in two volumes between 1939 and 1941.

Two volumes (book size 21x27cm), pp. [2 (ads)] [4 (title, ad, intro, ad)] [105 (text, index)] [4 (ads)], 10-464 [2 (text, one of which provides publishing details)]; [4 (title, ad, intro, ad)] [77 (text, index)] [4 (ads)] [2 (text)] 2-488.

Collated 8/1/2019 - 113 double page street maps, 2 single page street maps, 67 single page building plans; 118 double page street maps, 2 single page street maps, 11 single page building plans, 1 half-page building plan.
  Condition: Very good to near fine, light wear to spine ends and corners, toning to pages, slightly heavier to first and last few, a few pages with chips or short closed tears, several repaired tears (not affecting maps), spotting to endpapers.   Ref: 109660   Price: HK$ 45,000