By P. Sean Bramble

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This includes details of major rivers (as far south as the middle reaches of present-day Xindian Xi and Dahan Xi), with the settlements and forested areas that line those waterways. 18 In a very graphic projection of European concepts of landownership, the basin in this map is also divided into regular rectangles of what appear to be plot lines, similar to those found in the Dutch cadastral maps of the time. This implies Dutch plans far beyond trading local products with the native population: agricultural development based on Chinese immigration, which the Dutch had promoted successfully in the south, seems to have been on their minds.

I understand that some might not approve of this type of illustrative, three-dimensional cartography. ” In that bid for visibility, the 1911 map’s title, The New Comprehensive Bird’s Eye Map of Taipei (Saishin Taihoku shigai chōmoku zenzu), seems to claim a new avian perspective, prefiguring the arrival of aerial photography in modern cartography. 68 The neologism chōmoku, which normally might be translated as “bird’s view,” perhaps should really be translated as “birds’ eyes”69 These multiple “bird views” are reinforced by the extensive labeling of architectural pieces in the form of standing cartouches, each oriented with its architectural referent.

When the Qing governor and erstwhile president of the Republic, Tang Jinggsong, abandoned the new state after twelve days and fled to the mainland, the city fell into Japanese hands. Although it took months, even years, to gain full control of the island, Taihoku was occupied within a few days. 37 This moment is represented in one of the earliest Japanese images of the city: a painting that depicts Japanese military forces, elegant and commanding on their high-stepping horses, parading through Northgate and down a street lined with welcoming Chinese residents.

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