GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)
GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)

GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)

(Gan Su Province, China: Gao Lan Shu Yuan (Gao Lan Academy), 1847).


SCARCE COMPLETE 19TH CENTURY GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE.
An illustrated account of the local history of a county of the Central Asian province of Gan Su, which borders Tibet, Mongolia, Sichuan, and Xinjiang, and through which the Silk Road passed, and through which the famous missionary-traveler Father Evariste Regis Huc was travelling in the 1840s. Due to its location, this area was a key territory during the 'Great Game', which was played out between the major powers in the area during the nineteenth century.
Located in the northwest of the country which is now the People's Republic of China, Gan Su lies between the Tibetan and Huangtu plateaus. The Yellow River passes through the southern part of the province. In imperial times, Gan Su was an important strategic outpost and communications link for the Chinese empire, as the Hexi corridor runs along the "neck" of the province. The Han Dynasty extended the Great Wall across this corridor.
But it was due to its situation along the Silk Road, that Gan Su became an economically important province, and a cultural transmission path as well. Temples and Buddhist grottoes such as those at Mogao Caves and Maijishan Caves contain artistically and historically revealing murals. Item #25166

12 volumes in total bound in 4 fascicles. Complete. with Illustrations, including landscape scenes, building elevations, plans, etc. Double leaves, 22.5x15.3 cm. (19x6")., stitch bound within original wrappers with printed paper labels, housed in cloth chemise closed with traditional Chinese toggles and with printed paper label. Well preserved, the wrappers with some wear and a bit of loss and minor staining, contents a touch mellowed, a few minor repairs. The chemise is a bit worn and the toggle clasps are lacking, but all in all this is an excellent, complete set of a very scarce item.

Price: $2,450.00