Zhongguo di zhi tu/ General geological map of China: Peking-Tsinan Sheet

Author: Zhongguo di zhi diao cha suo
Publisher: Geological Survey of China
Date: 1924
Location: Beijing (China), China, Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China), Taiyuan (Shanxi Sheng, China)

Dimensions: 47.0 x 58.0 cm.
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Call Number: G7821.C5 1924 .Z4


In this geological map of part of northeastern China, the result of a nationwide geological survey, the colors represent different mineral resources, such as basalt, clay, granite, or limestone. In addition, the location of railway lines, political boundaries, fault lines, active and retired quarries, and elevations suggest to the user of the map, where to find and extract natural resources and how and where to transport them. Interestingly, legends and text are provided in both Chinese and English, increasing the map's usefulness to an international audience.

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