General Plan of Shanghai 1933
By Anonymous , 1932

Plan of Shanghai & Environs Published Under Authority of the Municipal Council. 1933.

Asia China
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publication place: Shanghai
  • Publisher: Shanghai Municipal Council
  • Publication date: 27th October 1932.
  • Physical description: Coloured lithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, early ownership stamp of "John Pook & Co." in blank area, folding into original cloth portfolio, lettered in gilt 'General Map of Shanghai 1933' on spine.

    Acknowledgement is made of information obtained from the French Municipal Council, the Shanghai City Government, and the Whangpoo Conservancy Board.
  • Dimensions: 860 by 1744mm. (33.75 by 68.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 15013

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The map depicts Shanghai city in 1933, however, the date printed on the bottom right corner is 27th October 1932. The round shape of the Old city is still clearly visible as in the Plan of Shanghai printed in 1928, it is labelled the “Chinese City” Similarly, immediately to the north, east and west is the French Concession, and further to the north is the International Settlement. It is printed with a legend, which includes: villages and developed property; creek; motor road; path and roads; and important buildings. Compared with the Plan of Shanghai printed in 1928, this map has much more information added, most notably is that more villages and developed property are marked and identified using the relevant legend.

We are only able to trace one other example of this map, that in the British Library Map Collection.


  1. BL: Cartographic Items Maps X.3743.