The Empire of Japan with part of the Continent of Asia Showing The River Amoor and the New Boundary Between The Russian & Chinese Territories.

Title: The Empire of Japan with part of the Continent of Asia Showing The River Amoor and the New Boundary Between The Russian & Chinese Territories.
Date: C1860
Mapmaker: Edward Weller (1819-1884)
Image Size: 460mm x 300mm (18.11" x 11.81")
Technique: Hand coloured engraving.
Condition: Very small tear at top and right sheet edges, otherwise in good condition
Stock Number: DATL 0490 ASI JAP (KAGY) (C017)
31399
Price: $A 375
Description:

Map of Japan including the new borders between China and Russia.

The Amur region remained a relative backwater of the Qing Empire for the next century and a half, with Aigun being practically the only major town on the river. Russians re-appeared on the river in the mid-19th century, forcing the Manchus to yield all lands north of the river to the Russian Empire by the Treaty of Aigun (1858). Lands east of the Ussury and the lower Amur were acquired by Russia as well, by the Convention of Peking (1860).

Biography:

Edward Weller (1819-1884)

Very active English cartographer of which little is known of his personal  life although he produced a number of important maps and was elected a member of the Royal Geographical Society.