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Map Jiangxi quan sheng tu shui 江西全省圖說

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  • Jiangxi quan sheng tu shui

Other Title

  • 江西全省圖說

Translated Title

  • Map of Jiangxi Province with Explanations


  • This lively and colorful volume contains a collection of 37 maps of Jiangxi province from the Ming dynasty: a general map (26 by 56 centimeters) and 36 maps of individual prefectures and counties (each 28 by 26 centimeters). The work is the earliest extant map of Jiangxi province and constitutes a valuable resource for researching pre-modern Chinese maps and the geography of Jiangxi. It also shows the quality of traditional cartography in Ming China. The maps employ traditional Chinese drawing methods to depict in precise detail mountain passes, rivers, lakes, trees, moats, civic temples, temples, villages, and houses within the territories of the prefectures and counties of the province, all with name labels. Each map is accompanied by explanations amounting to over 100 regular-script characters recording historical changes, geographical characteristics, strategic areas, and local customs.

Created / Published

  • Jiangxi Sheng : [Publisher not identified], [1573 to 1620]


  • -  China--Jiangxi Province
  • -  1573 to 1620
  • -  Cartography
  • -  Ming dynasty, 1368-1644


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: One volume, 37 maps, of which one is a general map, 26 x 56 centimeters and 36 are prefectural and county maps, each 28 x 26 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of China.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
  • -  Title revised per Asian Division.--cc28 2023-01-06


  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Chinese Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Prints

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668265

Online Format

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Jiangxi Quan Sheng Tu Shui. [Jiangxi Sheng: Publisher not identified, to 1620, 1573] Map.

APA citation style:

(1573) Jiangxi Quan Sheng Tu Shui. [Jiangxi Sheng: Publisher not identified, to 1620] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Jiangxi Quan Sheng Tu Shui. [Jiangxi Sheng: Publisher not identified, to 1620, 1573] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.