Kunyu wanguo quantu, or Map of the Ten Thousand Countries of the Earth, is the oldest surviving map in Chinese to show the Americas. It is a xylograph (wood block print) on six panels of fine native paper (made with bamboo fiber), each panel measuring approximately 608.33 mm x 1820 mm (2 feet by 5.75 feet). Li Zhizao (1565-1630), a Chinese mathe...
Ricci, Mateo, 1552-1610
Zhizao, Li, 1565-1630; Wentao, Zhang (Printer)
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