Xiang Muzu ed: ZHONGHUA YUTU ZHI. A Collection of Chinese Antique Maps. Beijing, 2011. xiii, 270 pp. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout, many full page. A couple of foldouts. 29x34 cm. Wrappers.
Shows 103 fascinating Chinese maps dating from the Warring States through to the late Qing dynasty. Divided into seven chapters: Cosmographic Maps; Maps of Territories and Administrative Regions; Military Maps; Maps of Rivers and Water Conservancy; Scenic Maps; Maps of Transportation and Communications; City Maps. A good amount of earlier material including a good number from the Song dynasty. Many extraordinary, rare and fine maps including many in the collection of the National Library of China together with examples held in other museums and libraries in China and a few from outside China. Brief introductions to each section and captions to illustrations in English. Main text in Chinese. Hard to obtain and probably out-of-print. We have only managed to obtain this one copy. Generally unobtrusive crease to bottom right margin that extends through the text block.
Subjects: Maps and Atlases
Item 646 in List 203.
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