This Map clearly show the lay-out of Beiping - The Northern Capital (as Beijing was called at the Time), in 1916 AD, five years after the End of the Qing-Dynasty and the 1911 AD Xinghai Revolution. De-throned Emperor Pu Yi still inhabited The Imperial Palace, outside Beijing was modernizing and China was experiencing the industrial Revolution.
Among the most noteworthy features of this Map are: 1) The QianMen Railway Station, at the Time the First and Main Railroad Station of Beijing.
2) The small railway station outside and West of XizhiMen Gate, built in 1905 AD and diverting the Central Water supply of Beijing underground. Today Xizhimen Station is Beijing north Station - one of the Main Stations for Travel into Beijing's 6 Outer Suburban Districts and beyond.
XiCheng and DongCheng were part of the Inner City, the Southern Districts were considered outside the Imperial Capital City proper, as they lay south of Qian Men, the Front Gate. Both Chongwen and Xuanwu were brought inside the protection of a City Wall and Moat, during the early Qing Dynasty Years.
Introduction to Map Beijing (Beiping) in 1916 AD - Beijing 1916 AD City Plan
Map of The City of Beijing and Wider Region in 1912 AD
A Shematic Map of Beiping (Beijing) and immediate vicinity in the Year 1912 AD, using the Old (and oudated) naming sytem.
Map depicts major and minor roads, villages and Towns, Walled City of Beijing, Various Palaces of the Imperial Family, Temples, Mosques and Churches, The new railroad stations and lines such as Qianmen Station and Xizhimen Station both oustide the City Walls of Beijing, The Legations, buildings used by The Government of the First Republic of China, all city gates, outlying villages and roads, rivers in the region and more.
Map of Beijing and Wider Region in 1875 AD
Shematic Map of Beiping (Beijing) and wider City Province in the Year 1875 AD using the Old (and outdated) naming system. Map depicts major and minor roads, villages and Towns, Walled City of Beijing, Old and
New Summer Palaces, and many additional monuments. There were no railroads in the area until 1899AD/1900