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Map of the Chinese Territory and a Precise Description of its Coast Lines.

Map of the Chinese Territory and a Precise Description of its Coast Lines.
展品位置:Map of the Chinese Territory and a Precise Description of its Coast Lines.
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Encounters between Disparate Cultures > Position and The Rise of Taiwan > Rise of Taiwan
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I. Formosa、Lequeo pequeno
Object description:
Exacta Accurata Delineatio cum Orarum Maritimarum tum Etjam Locorum Terrestrium quae in Regionibus China is a map of China’s territories, coastline and surrounding islands, produced by Jon Huygen van Linschoten in 1596.
The map was published by John Wolfe in 1958 in London, and covered Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. For the section on Chinese territory, the mountain terrain and towns along the southeast coast and inland of China are depicted together with clear indications of the relevant flora and fauna.
On this map, there are three islands close to one another along the coast of Fujian. The one in the north is marked as I. Fermosa, the middle one is nameless, and the southern one is called Lequeo pequeno (Little Liuqiu).
Furthermore, additional data such as compass, scale, and course, as well as marine and land animal information, are also provided, making it an important document in terms of ancient maps or nautical chart research. Not only was it used as a reference by Westerners when entering China or the Western Pacific, it also symbolized the degree of awareness and exploration of Asia by Western nations.
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Museum collection
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