JAPANESE MAP. WANG JUN FU, and UNEMURA YAHAKU. Dai Min kyuhen banlolu jinseki rotei zenzu [The whole map of the great Ming Dynasty China, and its nine border lands (Chinese title)]. Kyoto: dated 1663 from the original Chinese map, but Genroku period, 1688-1703 (listed in a catalog of 1706).
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JAPANESE MAP.
WANG JUN FU, and UNEMURA YAHAKU.
Dai Min kyuhen banlolu jinseki rotei zenzu [The whole map of the great Ming Dynasty China, and its nine border lands (Chinese title)]. Kyoto: dated 1663 from the original Chinese map, but Genroku period, 1688-1703 (listed in a catalog of 1706).
US$ 50,000 - 80,000
£30,000 - 48,000
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JAPANESE MAP.
WANG JUN FU, and UNEMURA YAHAKU. Dai Min kyuhen banlolu jinseki rotei zenzu [The whole map of the great Ming Dynasty China, and its nine border lands (Chinese title)]. Kyoto: dated 1663 from the original Chinese map, but Genroku period, 1688-1703 (listed in a catalog of 1706).
Hand-colored woodcut map of China and the World, 1240 x 1210 mm, printed on multiple sheets and folding into later orange-papered covers decorated in lotus flower designs. Modern blue cloth Japanese-style box. Old wormholes along some joins and to margins, the map mounted on thin rice paper.

AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF SINO-JAPANESE CARTOGRAPHY. This world map is a Japanese copy of Wang Jun Fu's world map published in Suzhou in 1663, having the text in Chinese and retaining the original date. The texts taken from the Chinese original are particularly interesting: the legend on the right gives details of the 29 strategic border crossings, and that on the left describes 33 foreign countries, with the European and African place names taken from Jesuit sources such as de Ricci's 1602 map. Other texts cover details of the 13 provinces with details on population, taxation, and commodities. Beans 1700.1; Imago Mundi X, p 124; Oda The World in Japanese Maps until the Mid 19th Century plate 23, p 50-51.
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