British and Chinese Empires
- Alternate Title:
- Diagram to illustrate contrast between British and Chinese Empires
- British and Chinese Empires
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
- Curtis, Lionel George
- Other Creators:
- Emery Walker Ltd. sc.
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- File Name:
- 1900 - 1919
- 24 x 48 (centimeters, height x width)
- Use of a "cartogram" to demonstrate that the overall population of the British Empire (represented in the traditional red) exceeds that of the Chinese (in yellow). The author emphasizes that "The people of China are one race inhabiting one country... In the British Empire, on the other hand, are comprised people of every gradation in the human scale... The disruption of China would seriously affect the rest of the world
but the collapse of the British Empire would be followed by results incalculably greater, and it is no exaggeration to say that it would convulse the whole fabric of human society." (Curtis 1-2).
The collection includes four maps by Curtis intended to enhance the apparent importance of Britain: ID #1184.01-.04. For other maps intended to suggest or confirm the scope and power of the British Empire, see, e.g., ID ## 1095 (Crane), 1103 (Bartholomew), 1167 (Mees). See generally Subjects > Imperialism.
The collection includes a number of maps comparing the size of various nations. Search > "relative size".
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- Curtis, Lionel George. 1916. The Commonwealth of Nations. An Inquiry into the Nature of Citizenship in the British Empire, and into the Mutual Relations of the Several Communities Thereof. London: Macmillan and Co.
- Cite As:
- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography, #8548. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
- Archival Collection:
- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography
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