K-un-yu ch uan - t u

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: K-un-yu ch uan - t u

Alternative Title: Complete Map of the World

Barcode: 13106

Creator: Verbiest, Ferdinand (1623 -1688)

Publishing Location: Seoul, Korea

Region Depicted: World

Date Produced: 1860

Date Published: 1860

Language: Korean

See Also: [Korean wall map based on Jesuit world map 1648]

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.

Theme: Foundations of Modern Cartography: Ptolemaic, Italian, Cosmographical

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/13106.0001