The Classic of the Mountains and Seas by Guan Wei
The Classic of the Mountains and Seas
edition of 99
57 x 76.5 cm
$ 3,800 (unframed)
In The Classic of the Mountains and Seas, Guan Wei draws inspiration from the eunuch admiral Zheng He from the Ming dynasty. Zheng He led a legendary fleet of treasure ships and thousands of men and set sail for foreign lands. Over nearly three decades, from 1405 to 1433, Zheng He made a series of official voyages visiting numerous strange and wonderful places.
Zheng He and his men collected rare spices, marvelous treasures, and wondrous birds and animals. They documented the exotic plants, animals, and people that they saw. On these voyages, Zheng He and his crew navigated new ocean routes and created beautiful nautical maps.