Monday, May 20, 2013

World Map 18th Century

Description: Cheonhado maps (hangul: 천하도, hanja: 天下圖, literally "map of the world beneath the heavens") were made in Korea since the 17th century in response to the encounter with the geographical knowledge of the West, but based in content on traditional Asian sources and style. This map on rice paper was created by an anonymous author in the late 18th or early 19th century. 

(Highest res.: jpg, 2467 x 2400 pixel, 300 dpi, file size: 0,99 MB)