Korean Manuscript Atlas, Late 18th Century

Ch'onha chido [Atlas of all under Heaven]

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12 manuscript maps from a traditional Korean manuscript atlas from the late 18th century. Mounted in a double concertina format during the 1970s by a very skillful Korean bookbinder. Covered with Korean fabric.

Ch’onha chido (Atlas of the world) is a traditional Korean atlas produced between mid 18th and early 19th century. With a China-centered world map (Chonha-Do), a map of China with Korea, two maps of the Ryukyu Islands and 8 maps of the Korean provinces.

  • Title Ch'onha chido [Atlas of all under Heaven]
  • Author Anonymous
  • Year 1780 (late 18th century)
  • Size 41.5 x 40.5 cm
  • Colour contemporary hand colour
  • Illustrations 12 manuscript maps
  • Cover 20th centrury Korean binding covered with fabric

List of all Maps

  • [Front Cover]
  • Ch'onhado (Map of the world)
  • China and Korea
  • Ryukyu Islands
  • Ryukyu Islands
  • Korean Province 1
  • Korean Province 2
  • Korean Province 3
  • Korean Province 4
  • Korean Province 5
  • Korean Province 6
  • Korean Province 7
  • Korean Province 8
  • [Back Cover]
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