Original hand coloured steel engraved map of China from Tunison’s Peerless Universal Atlas of the World. The map is highly detailed and colour coded according to political and regional boundaries. The map interestingly states that Hong Kong and Kowloon are shown as British territories. There is a wonderful index showing the geographical size,population and density per square mile of each province.Comparison information for England and Belguim are detailed including a scale map of England and Wales in the bottom right corner for size comparison. Henry Tunison was a late 19th century american map publisher and businessman based in Illinois. He published the Peerless Universal Atlas in various editions from 1886 to 1909. His distinctive hand coloring helped drive sales of his popular atlas.