Description: Large woodblock map printed in 16 sections on 8 sheets (overall size approximately 1370 x 2590mm.; each sheet 1370 x 320mm.), unmounted
Condition Report: Expert repairs to first sheet (title), and other minor repairs or abrasions. Please note that each sheet is in a protective plastic sleeve. Overall a wonderful example of this rare map.
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Literature: All Under Heaven 7; Pegg, R.A. Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps (Hawai'i: Maclean Collection and University of Hawai'i Press, 2014), pp. 18-27; Yan Ping (and others). China in Ancient and Modern Maps (London: Sotheby's Publications, 1998), p. 141
Provenance: Maggs Bros. Ltd., Far East Catalogue 1344 (2004), item 40
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