National Palace Museum: GUGONG DIANCANG GU DITU XUANCUI. A Selection of Chinese Antique Maps in the National Palace Museum. Taibei, 2018. 271; 263 pp. Colour plates throughout both volumes. Four loose accompanying full-size colour maps, two contained within boards, two paperback. 2 vols. 30x21 cm. Boards.
An excellent two-volume selection of the finest and rarest maps in the collection of the National Palace Museum in Taibei.
Volume One contains 63 maps. Volume Two has a further 57 maps. All reproduced in full in reduced size.
Accompanied by four separate full size colour maps as follows; Taiwan, Sichuan, Fujian and 'Illustration of the Floating Bridge over the Yellow River in Lanzhou'. The Sichuan map from the Ming dynasty, the other three Qing dynasty.
Includes long painted handscrolls, albums of painted maps with multiple images, woodblock-printed maps, sets of maps, atlases and albums. The maps are practically all Qing dynasty.
The varied content ranges across many themes and topics. Atlases and multi-section maps of China and her provinces, albums and maps of rivers and routes, transport communications, cities, military fortifications, counties, mountains, flood defences and more. Much to fascinate and research. A great visual reference. Title of maps in English, otherwise Chinese text only.
Subjects: Maps and Atlases
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 16 in printed List 199.
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