Traditional Map with Inscription, Korea, 19th C.
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Korea, 19th century
Zodiac with designations such as city, mountain and river names
Presumably based on the Chinese work ‘classic of mountains and seas’ (Shanhaijing), the oldest recorded work of Chinese mythology
Description with Chinese inscription at the edges
Total dimensions: 50.5 x 52.5 cm
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This map was probably created for the library of an official. The order and the style of the map follow the usual Korean tradition. Depicted is the geomantic idea of the landscape in the Korean culture with its scenic cultural goods.
This map shows signs of age and wear. Stains, creases and thinned areas are visible. The total dimensions in the frame are 50.5 x 52.5 cm.
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