Lot 327 of 522:
Geography of China with woodcut maps, 1712  

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Three volumes on Chinese geography from the Wakan Sansai Zue ("Illustrated Sino-Japanese Encyclopedia")






3 volumes. Printed on double leaves. With 16 double-page maps of Chinese provinces. 27x18.5 cm (10½x7¼"), wrappers, sewn, with paper cover labels. 

Three volumes from this illustrated Japanese "leishu" encyclopedia published in 1712 in the Edo period. It consists of 105 volumes in 81 books, and was compiled by Terashima (or Terajima). The three volumes present are on the geography of China, with double-page woodcut maps.

Lot Amendments

Some staining and wear to wrappers, some of the labels chipped and lacking portions; some internal mostly marginal worming, else very good.

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