Heinrich Handel-Mazzetti: [A Botanical Pioneer In South West China] - The maps

[p.179: ] THE MAPS

The maps have been reproduced from Handel-Mazzetti's own surveys [note # 1: For references see his foreword, page iii.] and are intended to be used in conjunction with modern maps. Handel-Mazzetti's critical comments on Chinese map-making (page 34) are still largely valid today. The definitive maps are the Operational Navigation Charts (ONC H-10 and H-ll) at a scale of 1:1,000,000, and the Tactical Pilotage Charts (TPC) at 1:500,000, published by the Defence Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center, St Louis Air Force Station, Missouri 63118, USA. Though strong on rivers, relief and altitudes, they are weak on roads and villages. More widely available are the maps published by Nelles Verlag at 1:1,500,000. Other useful maps' include those given by Rock [note # 2: Rock, Joseph F. The Ancient Na-Khi Kingdom of Southwest China. 2 vote. Harvard, 1947.] and Gregory [note # 3: Gregory, J.W. &C.J., To the Alps of Chinese Tibet, London, 1933.]. Handel-Mazzetti's method of transliterating Chinese names has been superseded by the Pinyin style, which is used in this edition. A glossary of place names in Handel-Mazzetti's style and Pinyin is given on the next page.

Map 1 Itinerary 6th March to 16th October 1914..

Map 2 Part of the route in 1914 — Xichang (Ningyuen) and Yanyuan (Yenyuen)

Map 3 Routes in the Mekong, Salween and Irrawaddy gorges in 1915 and 1916

Map 4 Routes around Lijiang and elsewhere in Yunnan in 1914, 1915 and 1916.

Map 5 Routes from Muli to Lijiang and near the Jinsha Jiang loop in 1914 to 1916

Map 6 Route from Kunming to Changsha in 1917 (western part)

Map 7 Route from Kunming to Changsha in 1917 (eastern part)

[Glossary of Chinese place names]