Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Title: K-un-yu ch uan - t u
Alternative Title: Complete Map of the World
Creator: Verbiest, Ferdinand (1623 -1688)
Publishing Location: Seoul, Korea
Region Depicted: World
Date Produced: 1860
Date Published: 1860
Map Type: Geographical
Dimensions: 436 x 157
Printing Process: Woodblock
Printing Technique: Wood
Material Type: Paper
Notes: Nineteenth century copy of Ferdinand Verbiest's handcolored woodblock map first published at Peking in 1674. A derived edition was published in Canton in 1856 and this Korean edition printed in Seoul by order of the King of Korea in 1860. Although it is recorded that some of the woodblocks for the map may survive in the Seoul National Library, it is known to be an incomplete set. This example with the scrolls of text on each side, not present with any of the copies examined in the British Library and The Royal Geographical Society, is also notable for its strong early colour (Dealer note).
Physical Description: Handcolored woodblock map with panels of text, two very large hemispheres printed from a number of woodblocks. Included are vignettes of animals, birds, ships and sea monsters decorating the map.
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/13106.0001