Lot 66: Terajima (Ryoan)



2015-09-09 13:53:19

Lot 66: Terajima (Ryoan). Wa-kan Sansai Zue [Illustrated Sino-Japanese Encyclopaedia], volume 62 only (from the total of 81 books in 105 volumes), Osaka: Shotoku II, [probably 1713], titles and text in Japanese, woodblock printed, five uncoloured woodcut maps, occasional rubrication, a little light dust-soiling, original paper wrappers with printed label, rubbed and worn with loss to labels, stitching renewed 26.5 x 18cm, together with a later edition of volume 64 of the same title, with eight uncoloured woodcut maps. See Herbert Plutschow, A Reader in Edo Period Travel, 2006, page 13. Essentially a translation into Japanese of the voluminous Chinese encyclopaedia Sancai tuhui compiled by Wang Qi circa 1609. Terajimi was a doctor working in Osaka and arranged the huge volume of information into three sections; Heaven, Earth and Man. (2) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: £2000-3000
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