An Atlas of Ancient Maps in China: The Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)
This fascinating reference (vol. 2) covers centuries of Chinese cartography.
This fascinating reference covers centuries of Chinese cartography. It includes color plates showing the evolution of the intricate, elegant, and distinctive Chinese style of mapmaking. The text appears in both Chinese and English. Published by the Cultural Relics Publishing House in Beijing. Hardbound in brick-colored cloth with gilt lettering and a dust jacket. 143 pp. 14.2" W x 10.6" H 1994
An Atlas of Ancient Maps in China came off the press in three volumes in chronological order. The first volume contains maps made between the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) and the Yuan Dynasty (1280-1368); this volume includes maps drawn in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); and the third volume deals with maps of the early and middle Qing Dynasty (1644-1840). This volume covers a total of 248 maps falling into 68 categories. The plates in the atlas are arranged in chronological order, with colored maps, maps in black ink, and maps engraved on stones being placed before block-printed ones.