• Sankai yochi zenzu.

    Sankai yochi zenzu.

    Scale ca. 1:27,000,000 at the equator. Wood block print, hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows continents and oceans of the world at about 1600. Based on Matteo Ricci's World map which was published in China in 1602. Includes text. At head of text: Chikyū bankoku sankai yochi zenzu setsu. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Nagakubo, Sekisui
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1785
  • Nansenbushū bankoku shōka no zu /

    Nansenbushū bankoku shōka no zu /

    Shows the world, based on knowledge from numerous famous Chinese and Japanese classics and Buddhism. Depths shown pictorially. Wood block print. Map and author, Hōtan, listed in Imago Mundi's Review of early cartography, v. 10, 1954. "... prototype of Buddhist world maps." Bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 94-37

    • Contributor: Sōshun
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1710