Scope and Content
Title: Richard C. Rudolph Collection of Japanese Maps
Date (inclusive): 1614-1896
Collection number: 1013
Creator: Rudolph, Richard C.
Extent: 14 boxes (7 linear ft.)1 oversize box.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
- Richard C. Rudolph.
- Dawson's Book Shop; purchase; 1953.
[Identification of item], Richard C. Rudolph Collection of Japanese Maps (Collection 1013). Department of Special Collections,
Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Richard Casper Rudolph was born on May 21, 1909 in San Francisco, CA; BS (1932), AM (1936), and Ph.D (1942), UC Berkeley;
research associate and instructor of Chinese, University of Chicago, 1937-40; research associate, Oriental languages, UC Berkeley,
1942-43; assistant professor of Chinese and head of Chinese language section, US Department of the Navy Language School, University
of Colorado, 1943-45; assistant professor of Chinese studies (1945-46), University of Toronto; associate professor of Chinese
and acting director of the school of Chinese studies (1946-47), associate professor (1947-52), professor (1952-80), and, in
1980, emeritus professor of Oriental languages, UCLA; publications include
Dynastic booty : an altered Chinese bronze (1948),
Chinese moveable type printing in the eighteenth century (1954), and
Illustrated botanical works in China and Japan (1966). Richard Rudolph died on April 9, 2003.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of early Japanese woodblock maps and a small group of manuscript maps. A register by Takako Karplus consists
of a chart/index, followed by a descriptive catalog which annotates each map with excerpts from major authorities. Copies
of these annotations are attached to the folders of the individual maps to which they apply. Also includes Japanese early
maps of other areas.
Scope and Content Note
This collection was assembled by Professor Richard C. Rudolph of UCLA and has been augmented by the addition of a few similar
and related maps. The collection was catalogued by Takako Karplus.
The register consists of a chart/index, followed by a descriptive catalog which annotates each map with excerpts from major
authorities. Copies of these annotations are attached to the folders of the individual maps to which they apply.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Japan--Maps, Pictorial--Early works to 1800.
Japan--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800.
Genres and Forms of Material
Creating an Oriental Languages Department and Library [oral history transcript] / Richard Rudolph, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1985. Available at Department
of Special Collections, UCLA.