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Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio [map]
AuthorCl├╝ver, Philipp, 1580-1622
Pub. LocationVenduntur AmstelaedamiPublisherApud Joannem Wolters
Date1697Phys. Desc.1 color map ; 208 x 254 mm.
LocationDigital Archives, and Map CaseCall NumberG7820 1697 .C5
Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio / [Philipp Cluver].
Scale [ca. 1:14,300,000].

"Based on the important Martini/Blaeu map of the Chinese Empire. Originally part of the publication Introductio in Universam Geographicam tam veterem quam novam ... Venduntur Amstelaedami : Apud Joannem Wolters, 1697. The map depicts many provinces and cities named in the interior. The Great Wall is shown along the northern border. A large, imaginary lake labelled Kia Lacus is the source of five major, southern-flowing rivers. The map also includes Formosa, Korea and parts of Japan and Laos. The title cartouche shows a Jesuit with a Chinese nobleman and woman. -- Cf. Sanders 3593. N.B. error in spelling in catalog title "descripto" i.e. "descriptio". Corrections see LC record.
Dig. file [Cluver-Imperii Sinarum 1697]

Acquisition is made possible by the Thomas J. Klitgaard Endowment at the Ricci Institute.

Subject(s)China--Maps--Early works to 1800
China--Maps--Early works to 1800--Sources
Jesuits--China--16th-18th centuries--Contributions in cartography--Sources
Jesuits--China--16th-18th centuries--Contributions in cartography
Rec. TypeMap, and Map (Digital)LanguageLatin
CollectionRicci Institute Library [TKE]Rec. #18569