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Samuel Purchas: The Map of China

Map: SEAS4639
 
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: The Map of China
Date: 1625
Published: London
Width: 12 inches / 31 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: SEAS4639
Description:
This hugely important map of China is the first with information taken directly from Chinese sources presents a radically different school of geography to the accepted Jesuit model of Ortelius. The information was taken from a Chinese map acquired in Bantan by Captain John Saris, the first Englishman to lead a trading mission to Japan. [SEAS4639]