|The search for the origins of the Chinese manuscript of Matteo Ricci's maps [Imago Mundi 47]|
|Author||Day, John D., b. May 27, 1947|
|Pub. Location||Berlin||Publisher||Imago Mundi|
|Date||1995||Phys. Desc.||dig.pdf. [25 p. : ill.]|
|Location||Digital Archives||Call Number||BV3427.R46 D29 1995d|
|The Search for the Origins of the Chinese Manuscript of Matteo Ricci's Maps / John D. Day.|
Extract from Imago Mundi, Vol. 47 (1995), pp. 94-117.
Available on JSTOR (USF community).
ABSTRACT: In 1986 the Kendall Whaling Museum (Sharon, Massachusetts) acquired a panel of a Chinese map as an example of the Chinese representation of the monstrous fish (whales) mentioned by Herman Melville in his assessment of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century depictions of whales. Only later was the
panel identified as a rare seventeenth-century variation of Matteo Ricci's world map of 1602.
In this paper, the museum's map is compared with other manuscript and printed maps by Matteo Ricci. Discussion centers on the origins of the manuscript copies of Ricci's 1602 map and their inter-relationships. A census of
woodblock prints of Ricci's maps (1602, 1603, post- 1644) and of the Chinese manuscript copies is included.
KEYWORDS: World maps; Matteo Ricci,printed and manuscript maps; Jesuits and maps; China, seventeenth century maps.
Local access dig.pdf. [Day-Ricci World Map.pdf]