The Heaven Buddis Cosmological Map


THIS STEPPED DIAGRAM, created by the Buddhist monk Zonto, has the relatively small actual world (the small green and orange area) sandwiched between seven levels of hell and seven levels of heaven. The actual world map, which has India at the center with China and Japan large and Europe small, shows Western influences and includes America.

Zonto (d. 1842). Sekai dais no zu (Buddhist Cosmological Map). 1830. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress


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