Botanical Pioneer In South West China]
] THE MAPS
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superseded by the Pinyin style, which is used in this edition.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.
of Chinese place names]