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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Hotan, 1654-1738
Date:
1710
Short Title:
Nanzenbushu bankoku shoka no zu.
Publisher:
Bundaiken Uje
Keicho (Kyoto
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
115
Obj Width cm:
143
Scale 1:
None shown
Note:
Wood block print. Hand colored. In Japanese. Shows the world based on Buddhist literature from India and China. This map is based on a Buddhist conceptual view of the world with India at the center, yet it includes contemporary European geographical knowledge -- Europe is shown as a group of islands in the upper left corner and South America is is an island in the ocean south of Japan on the right side. The map has many place names in Asia not found on European maps of the period. In the center of the map in the Himalayan Mountains is a quadruple helix symbolizing the origins of the four great rivers of the region (the Indus, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Sutlej rivers) emanating from the heads of a horse, a lion, an elephant, and an ox. This is the site of the present day Lake Manasarovar, the highest fresh water lake in the world. "A land bridge connects China to an unnamed continent in the upper right corner ..."--Cortazzi. Relief shown pictorially. Bibliography. Title in Nihon kohan chizu shusei: Nanzenbushu bankoku shoka no zu. Folded in cover 24x19. Has annotations in red ink.
Reference:
Cortazzi, H. Isles of gold, map 48; Yamashita, Kazumasa. Japanese maps of the Edo period, p. 32-33; Univ. of British Columbia Beans Collection 1710.1.
World Area:
Asia; World
Full Title:
Nanzenbushu bankoku shoka no zu. Rokashi. Hoei 7 (1710)
List No:
5763.001
Series No:
2
Engraver or Printer:
Bundaiken, Uje
Publication Author:
Hotan, 1654-1738
Pub Date:
1710
Pub Title:
Nanzenbushu bankoku shoka no zu. Rokashi. Hoei 7 (1710)
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
5763.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
24
Pub Width cm:
19
Image No:
5763001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2007
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Nanzenbushu bankoku shoka no zu. Rokashi. Hoei 7 (1710)