Illustrations of Famous Mountains


Originally untitled, this landscape work, a masterpiece in woodblock print, occupies a prominent place among the famous Chinese landscape gazetteers. Recorded on the top left and top right corners are the names of the famous mountains of China. Some of the prints include the names of the steepest peaks, streams, famous sites, and gardens. Other prints, originating from different sources, do not include such names. Compared with a similar work entitled Hai wai qi guan (Wonders within the four seas) from the 37th year of the Wanli period (1609) and compiled by Yang Erzeng and illustrated by Chen Yiguan, this work was more elegantly executed. The work was issued as a supplement to Ming shan sheng gai ji (Introduction to the famous mountains) in various editions. The copy is imperfect.

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No designation of juan, 1 ce: illustrations; 30 centimeters


  • Library of Congress copy is imperfect; some pages are missing.

Last updated: January 3, 2018