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Mr Selden's Map of China: The Spice Trade, a Lost Chart & the South China Sea

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In 1659, a vast and unusual map of China arrived in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It was bequeathed by John Selden, a London business lawyer, political activist, former convict, MP and the city's first Orientalist scholar. Largely ignored, it remained in the bowels of the library, until called up by an inquisitive reader. When Timothy Brook saw it in 2009, he realised that the Selden Map was 'a puzzle that had to be solved': an exceptional artefact, so unsettlingly modern-looking it could almost be a forgery. But it was ...

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Mr Selden's Map of China: The spice trade, a lost chart & the South China Sea
2015, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781781250396

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Mr Selden's Map of China: The spice trade, a lost chart & the South China Sea
2014, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781781250389

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