Robert Nield (left) and Jonathan Wattis with a selection of historical maritime maps on show at Wattis Fine Art in Hong Kong’s Central district. Nield is selling much of his collection of maps and charts. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Collector’s 400 years of China maps and nautical charts up for sale – there’s not a nine-dash line to be seen

  • Pearl River Delta depth charts, Macau street maps from Lord Macartney’s embassy to post-war era, the first map showing Singapore – collection has it all
  • For Robert Nield, past president of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong, the sale, brought on by he and his wife moving to a smaller flat, is bittersweet
Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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Robert Nield (left) and Jonathan Wattis with a selection of historical maritime maps on show at Wattis Fine Art in Hong Kong’s Central district. Nield is selling much of his collection of maps and charts. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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