Old Maps Collection
Carte du Tonkin
Supplément au Journal Le Temps du Mardi 19 Juin 1883
Ha-Noï et environs.
Rivière de Hué.
Itinéraire de Marseille a Saïgon.
Lassailly, Charles, fl. 18--, cartographer
Challamel, Pierre-Joseph, 1813-1892, editor
Dufour, F., fl. 18--, engraver
Dufrenoy, fl. 18--, printer
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
41 x 30 cm, on sheet 53 x 40 cm
This map was made after the French assistance to Nguyễn Ánh (1762-1820) to unify Vietnam under the Nguyễn dynasty. By this period the French Navy began its heavy presence in Lower Cochinchina, including Saigon, and later colonized the whole of this southern third of Vietnam in 1867. The map is from 1883 a year before the Sino-French War (1884-1885) and Tonkin was considered a crucial foothold in Southeast Asia and key to Chinese trade. It was later colonized as the French protectorate of Tonkin, and was gradually separated from the French protectorate of Annam, with Vietnam being effectively separated into three parts. Hanoi was the capital of Tonkin protectorate, thus the importance of its inset, and in 1901 became the capital of all French Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam).
Inset 1: Ha-Noï et environs. - Scale not given. - 5 x 4 cm. -- Inset 2: Rivière de Hué. - Scale not given. - 6 x 8 cm. -- Inset 3: Indo-Chine. - Scale not given. - 11 x 9 cm. -- Inset 4: Itinéraire de Marseille a Saïgon. - Scale not given. - 4 x 13 cm.
Original is a colored printed map, 40 x 31 cm.
On the left bottom corner of the map: "Gravé par F. Dufour, rue Vavin, 35". And on the bottom right: "Paris, Imp. Dufrenoy, 34 R. Du Four S.t Germain."
Relief shown by hachures.
Map with graticule.
The four borders of the map with latitude and longitude lines.
Map outlined in simple bold fillet.
Hainan Sheng (China)
South China Sea
Harvard College Library
Provenance Call No.:
G8020 1883 .L3.