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.
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.