Dec 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2591 -

Sale 2591 - Lot 241

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
ZUDA ROKASHI (Priest Hotan.) Nansenbushu Bankoku Shoka No Zu. Woodblock wall map of the world on 16 sheets joined. 45 1/2x56 1/2 inches overall, folding into worn self-wrappers; scattered staining, a few small spots of filled worm track. Kyoto: Uhei Bundaiken, 1710

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The map is based on a Buddhist perspective of the world with India at the center. At its heart a whorl appears, symbolizing the four major rivers of the region: the Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra and the Sutlej each originating from the heads of a horse, lion, elephant and an ox. Contemporary geography is related showing Europe as a series of islands in the upper left, China and Japan to the right, and South America depicted as an island in the lower right.