1721 Japanese Woodblock Print Chinese Figure Iconography Illustrated Moriatsu

MORIATSU, Hayashi

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An interesting Edo woodblock-print of ‘Iconography: Chinese Figures.’ This is an art book from the early 18th century depicting the iconography of Chinese culture and history to the Japanese people. ‘Iconography’ was a 6-volume set written by Hayashi Moriatsu that depicted typical Chinese iconography, portrait theory, Japanese picture scores, and a variety of images in art and culture. This volume, ‘Chinese Figures’ focuses on famous Chinese figures such as Confucius, the farm god, the first man, Taoist Immortals, and warriors and martial artists, many more.

 

This rare 1721 edition is written in a column handwritten and type format with furigana usage for easier reading. This edition contains over 100 illustrations of famous persons and beings from China!

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1721 Japanese Woodblock Print Chinese Figure Iconography Illustrated Moriatsu

 

An interesting Edo woodblock-print of ‘Iconography: Chinese Figures.’ This is an art book from the early 18th century depicting the iconography of Chinese culture and history to the Japanese people. ‘Iconography’ was a 6-volume set written by Hayashi Moriatsu that depicted typical Chinese iconography, portrait theory, Japanese picture scores, and a variety of images in art and culture. This volume, ‘Chinese Figures’ focuses on famous Chinese figures such as Confucius, the farm god, the first man, Taoist Immortals, and warriors and martial artists, many more.

 

This rare 1721 edition is written in a column handwritten and type format with furigana usage for easier reading. This edition contains over 100 illustrations of famous persons and beings from China!

 

Item number: #11074

Price: $550

林 守篤 編

MORIATSU, Hayashi

Iconography: Chinese Figures (Gasen) 畫筌: 漢人物 (がせん)

Namika (Osaka): Hojudo, Kyoho 6 [1721].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete;
  • References: Iwanami, Kokusho So Mokuroku 18086; Language: Japanese
  • Binding: Softcover;
  • Size: ~10in X 7in (25.5cm x 18cm)
  • Quite rare

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11074

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

MORIATSU, Hayashi

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete