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PROPERTY OF FLOYD SULLY

Map printing blocks
4 PAIRS OF OLD WOODEN PRINTING BLOCKS
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219

PROPERTY OF FLOYD SULLY

Map printing blocks
4 PAIRS OF OLD WOODEN PRINTING BLOCKS
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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Map printing blocks
4 PAIRS OF OLD WOODEN PRINTING BLOCKS
Each approximately 145 x 190mm., carved on recto and verso, forming 8 two-part maps, together with a set of 16 modern maps printed from the blocks
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Literature

All Under Heaven 13

Catalogue Note

The maps from the wood blocks record the relative locations of mountains, agricultural fields, ponds, waterways, bridges and roads. "Pictorial icons and text also identify residential structures, Buddhist temples, ancestral temples, and graves. Several family names indicate ownership of various structures and places by multiple individuals or clans" (All Under Heaven).

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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London