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[Library Network] Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive: Five of oriental maps and star charts have been newly released

 On 2023-03-29 (786 reads)

Five of oriental maps and star charts held by the Graduate School of Letters and Science have been newly released.

"混弌歴代國都疆理之圖" was established when a manuscript of a map produced in the Ming dynasty in the 16th century was transmitted to the Joseon dynasty, where the title and a map of the Korean peninsula were added. The material held by the Graduate School Letters is thought to be a manuscript of this. It is a valuable material from which the map and the afterword can be clearly read.
混弌歴代國都疆理之圖

"混弌歴代國都疆理之圖" held by the Graduate School of Letters

“天象列次分野之図” is a stone-engraved star map produced during the reign of King Taejo of the Joseon Dynasty (first engraving), and a facsimile stone monument was produced during the reign of King Sukjong (re-engraving). The materials held by the Graduate School of Letters and the Graduate School of Science are re-engraved rubbings.
The Digital Archive of Rare Materials also has digital images of the first and second engravings in the collection of the Graduate School of Science (Astronomy Dep.). By viewing them side by side, it is possible to see the differences between the first engraving and re-engraving, as well as the differences between the re-engraving rubbings.
天象列次分野之図

”天象列次分野之図" (Left: held by the Graduate School of Letters / Right: held by the Graduate School of Science)

Record ID Title Collection
RB00033993 [天象列次分野之圖] Grad. Sch. Letters
RB00033994 混弌歴代國都疆理之圖 Grad. Sch. Letters
RB00033991 天文圖(南宋淳祐天文圖) Grad. Sch. Science
RB00033992 天象列次分野之圖 Grad. Sch. Science
RB00033954 天文成象 Grad. Sch. Science

天象列次分野之図”, “天文圖” and “天文成象” are from the former collection of Dr. Issei Yamamoto, the first director of the Kwasan Observatory of Kyoto University.

The digitization of the above-mentioned rare materials has been realized thanks to the Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive Fund.
We sincerely extend our appreciation to their generosity, with our determination to continue this digitization project to preserve and make the best use of our rare materials at the same time, which we believe will lead to the promotion of research and culture.

References:
井上充幸「東アジアにおける楊子器図の展開」(藤井讓治, 杉山正明, 金田章裕編『大地の肖像 : 絵図・地図が語る世界』京都大学学術出版会, 2007)pp. 282-297.
https://m.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/webopac/BB02406995

冨田良雄「東洋星図(花山天文台所蔵)」(『静脩』, 51(3), 2014, pp. 4-5.)
http://hdl.handle.net/2433/191072


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