TAE TUNG ILT’ONGJI [“Unified Gazetteer of the Great East”].
Manuscript on paper, entitled on the upper wrapper. One full-page manuscript map, in brush & ink, of the eight major roads or provinces of Korea & many tables in the text. 111 numbered folding leaves. Small folio (302 x 215), orig. patterned wrappers (wrappers a little soiled & wormed), stitched as issued. [Korea: 18th or 19th century].
Manuscript gazetteer describing Chosŏn Korea, which was referred to as “the East” (tung) or the “Eastern kingdom” (tungguk) before the 20th century. Our manuscript was written between 1694 (we find that date in the text) and 1895, when the eight provinces shown on... More