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  • A large coloured plan of Peking

    Map, Image Created date: c. 1900

    This Chinese plan of Peking shows a city little changed since 1421, when the Ming Emperor Yung-lo planned his imperial c...

  • Chinese star chart

    Manuscript, Map Created date: c. 700 AD

    The Chinese star chart is the earliest known manuscript atlas of the night sky. It was produced in central China around...

  • Chinese terrestrial globe

    Map Created date: 1623

    This beautiful Chinese globe dates from the early 17th century. Made by Dias and Longobardi, under their Chinese names,...