Map Great China Embracing the Kingdoms under Heaven.

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Title

  • Great China Embracing the Kingdoms under Heaven.

Summary

  • This rare Chinese map of the world is an important example of Chinese cartography from the early 19th century. The map is a hand-colored wood-block print, first published in Beijing by Zhu Xiling. China is at the center of the map, which shows the Great Wall, Lop Nur Desert, provincial divisions, provincial and regional capitals, military outposts, local settlements, and the main waterways and rivers. Hainan, Taiwan, Java Island, Brunei, Johore, Vietnam, and Cambodia are delineated. America and other Western countries are represented as an array of amorphous and inconsequential islands bordering the main landmass. The map also shows "Eluosi guo," or "Russia Country;" "Yingjili guo jie," or "England Border;" and "Helan guo," or "Holland Country." The Indian Ocean is described as the "Small Western Ocean." The map was given to the American Geographical Society of New York in 1884 by George C. Foulk and bears his annotations.

Contributor Names

  • Zhu, Xiling Creator.

Created / Published

  • Beijing : [publisher not identified], 1818.

Subject Headings

  • -  1818
  • -  World maps

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map : hand colored, annotated ; 107 x 62 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668267

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Zhu, Xiling Creator. Great China Embracing the Kingdoms under Heaven. [Beijing: Publisher Not Identified, 1818] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668267/.

APA citation style:

Zhu, X. C. (1818) Great China Embracing the Kingdoms under Heaven. [Beijing: Publisher Not Identified] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668267/.

MLA citation style:

Zhu, Xiling Creator. Great China Embracing the Kingdoms under Heaven. [Beijing: Publisher Not Identified, 1818] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668267/>.