Ch'onha chido [Atlas of all under Heaven]

Korean Woodblock Atlas, Ch'onha-Chido, Mid 18th Century

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A Scarce Korean Woodblock Atlas.

Album with 9 woodblock maps from a traditional Korean woodblock atlas, printed mid 18th century. With a map of China with Korea and 8 maps of the provinces of Korea. The map of China prominently depicts the Great Wall and the Yellow river (Huang He) and Yangtze rivers.

The 9 maps are printed on very thin rice paper and were mounted during the 1970s by an experienced bookbinder into an album in a double concertina format made in traditional Korean craftsmanship. Covered with Korean fabric. The size of a single map is about 32 x 32 cm, the album size is 43,5 x 41 cm.

A Ch'onha chido (Atlas of the World) is a traditional Korean atlas made between the mid-18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Mostly such an atlas contains manuscript maps, more rarely also woodcut maps as seen here. The maps of a Ch'onha chido are based on maps made during the Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

All maps of this atlas can be inspected in high resolution on our Atlas-Gallery website: Korean Woodblock Atlas, mid 18th Century


TitleCh'onha chido [Atlas of all under Heaven]
Publisher, Yearcirca 1750
Size43.5 x 41.0 cm (17.1 x 16.1 inches), Folio
Illustrations9 woodcut maps


Some maps slightly damaged mainly in the margin, partly some small losses in the image. The album itself is in excellent condition and will preserve the originally very fragile maps for the next centuries.

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Korean Woodblock Atlas, Ch'onha-Chido, Mid 18th Century

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