New World Secrets on Ancient Asian Maps
references all the maps in the Harris atlases including a map of
Japan which is a copy of the earliest complete printed map of
Japan known to exist. In the Harris collection is also a
fascinating map of Okinawa which was reportedly only used from
1471 to 1521.
The more modern 1602 Ricci Chinese world map
reached Korea in 1603, and yet Koreans through the 19th century
continued to revere the strange, round Ch’onhado world maps found
in the Harris Collection. In an era when modern Western thought
was encroaching on Asia, Chinese and Japanese progressed to more
modern maps, but Koreans preferred isolation and antique maps.
Subsequently this helped to preserve these copies.
New World Secrets on Ancient Asian Maps is the
sequel to Secret Maps of the Ancient World. If you have not yet
read Secret Maps of the Ancient World, we suggest that you read
that book first.
containing 117 beautiful photos of the Harris Maps is offered
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