Mr. Selden’s Map of China: Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer by way of Timothy Brook
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Overview: Timothy Brook’s award-winning Vermeer’s Hat opened up the early historical past of globalization, the usage of Vermeer’s art work to turn how items like beaver hats and porcelain bowls started to flow into all over the world. Now he plumbs the thriller of a unmarried artifact that gives new insights into world connections centuries previous.
In 2009, an atypical map of China was once found out in Oxford’s Bodleian Library-where it had first been deposited 350 years prior to, then stowed and forgotten for almost a century. Neither historians of China nor cartography professionals had ever observed anything else adore it. It was once so abnormal that professionals would have declared it a fake-yet information showed it were brought to Oxford in 1659. The “Selden Map,” as it’s recognized, was once a puzzle that desiring fixing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History