Xie Guoxing ed: FANG YU SOU LAN: DAYING TUSHUGUAN SUOCANG ZHONGWEN LISHI DITU. Reading Antique Cartography: Historical Chinese Maps in the British Library. Taibei, 2015. 321 pp. Colour plates throughout. 2 long foldouts. 36x26 cm. Cloth.
The result of a collaboration between Academia Sinica in Taibei and the British Library. Shows 128 fine and rare Chinese maps, predominantly Qing dynasty, in the superb and little-published collection of the British Library in London. Divided into a number of sections: Maps of Provinces, Local Administrative Maps, City Maps, Military Maps etc. Colour plates throughout. Much fascinating material including a large and long foldout panorama painting showing the 'Factories at Canton'. Introduction, list of contents and captions to maps in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: Maps and Atlases
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 65 in printed List 193.
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