Kun-yü ch’üan-t’u

Arader Galleries


$ 375,000.00
Ferdinand Verbiest (1623-1688)
Kun-yü ch’üan-t’u
Twelve-sheet map, with vertical sections joined to form six larger sheets
Woodcut
Overall size: 6 feet 1 1/4 inches high x 11 feet 6 inches wide; Each sheet 6 feet 1 1/4 inches high x 2 feet wide
Korea, Seoul, ca 1860
Literature: Exhib. Cat. Chinese and Japanese Maps (British Library, 1974) C11;
Hartmut Walravens, “Father Verbiest’s Chinese World Map (1674),” Imago Mundi 43: 31-47
$375,000.