Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009
This is a fabulous collection of Korean wood-block maps printed in heavy black ink. They were produced in Korea with the toponyms in Chinese, typical of early Korean cartography during this period. Each map details one the province. The explanatory text at the sides and below is also written in Chinese. The maps were used for study in most noble households during the late Yi Dynasty, but became unwanted when Japanese colonial rule began. Examples of these black and white wood-block maps are exceedingly difficult to find today, making this lot an exceptional opportunity. Each is approximately the size given.