2 DECEMBER 1899, Page 14

We must speak in the warmest terms of a Map

of China (China Inland Mission, 14s.) It is founded on Bretschneider's map, but claims to contain many corrections, while the scale is enlarged. It is no exaggeration to say that to study it gives an idea of the country which simply cannot be got elsewhere. Some useful figures are added. The total population as estimated by "The Statesman's Year-Book" is 383,253,029, the figures in "The Times Gazetteer" being 40,000,000 less. The greatest density as given by the first is in Fu-kien, where it is 574 per square mile (in England it is about 540).