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Guangdong shengcheng quantu
[Guangzhou,, 1822. Guangdong shengcheng quantu [A Complete map of the provincial city of Guangdong province]c1822]. Woodcut on paper mounted on wooden sticks. A rare Chinese fan depicting the provincial city of Guangdong province, which is now part of Guangzhou city. Guangzhoufu(Guangzhou prefecture), is depicted at the centre encircled by city wall. The names of streets, bridges, temples, forts, rivers and mountains are marked in Chinese, and represented by two-dimensional diagrams.Several famous sites can be identified on the map, for example, immediately below the middle of the top rim is depicted a pagoda and marked in Chinese: Wucenglou(Five-Storied Pagoda), which now is known as Zhenhailou(Sea-Guardian Building). It is located in Yuexiu Park, in central Guangzhou, and now houses the Guangzhou Museum. It was first built in 1380, at the beginning of the Ming dynasty, by the Yongjia Marquis Zhu Liangzu. The tower is 92 feet (25 meters) in height, 102 feet (31 meters) in width and 52 feet (16 meters) in depth. Above the lower rim to the left is a house with two floors, symbolising a temple marked as "". Haitongsiis a Buddhist temple and monastery on Henan Island in Guangzhou. The official English form of the name is 'Hoi Tong Monastery', a transcription of the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese translation of the Indian Buddhist monk S garadhvaja. The monastery was first established as the QianqiuTemple under the Southern Han, a tenth century Tang successor state whose capital was at Xingwang (now Guangzhou). The walled city lay north of the Pearl River, while Henan … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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