DIANSHENG YIREN TUSHUO: DIAN SHENG YUDI TUSHUO. Albums and Descriptions of the Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan Province of Qing Dynasty: Maps and Descriptions in Yunnan Province of Qing Dynasty. Beijing, 2009. 114; 108 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. A few colour and b/w text plates. 3 foldouts. 2 vols. 36x27 cm. Boards.
Contains fine facsimiles of, in Volume One, the Qing dynasty painted album 'Dian Sheng Yiren Tushuo' (Illustrations of the Ethnic Minorities of Yunnan) which comprises 108 colour paintings plus commentary. The second volume is 'Diansheng Yudi Tushuo' with 55 coloured maps and descriptions of Yunnan province. Both were completed in 1818 by Bolin, the then Governor of Yunnan and Guizhou, at the order of the Emperor. Both works reproduced in their original sizes. Introduction in English, otherwise Chinese text only which includes an interesting discussion of these so-called 'Miao albums'.
Subjects: Maps and Atlases Painting
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 264 in printed List 188.
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