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The Selden Map of China and global mapmaking

Oxford, UK
Organisation: Bodleian Libraries
The recently rediscovered seventeenth-century Selden Map of China in the Bodleian archives casts new light on the history of cartography and Ming China’s involvement in a hitherto unknown period of mapmaking.
Professor Jerry Brotton explores the remarkable story of the map, its rediscovery and what it tells us about not only the role of Ming China in early mapmaking, but also the wider context of non-western cartography in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Weston Library
Contact: Janet Walwyn
Telephone: +44 1865 287156
Time schedule: 13.00 - 13.45