Mr. Selden’s Map of China: Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer via Timothy Brook
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Overview: Timothy Brook’s award-winning Vermeer’s Hat spread out the early historical past of globalization, the use of Vermeer’s artwork to turn how gadgets like beaver hats and porcelain bowls started to flow into all over the world. Now he plumbs the thriller of a unmarried artifact that provides new insights into international connections centuries outdated.
In 2009, an peculiar map of China used to be 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 love it. It used to be so atypical 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, used to be a puzzle that wanting fixing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History