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The kingdome of China [cartographic material] / newly augmented by I.S. [i.e. Ioannes Speed], 1626
Bib ID 3081294
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Speed, John, 1552?-1629
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [1:12,942,000] 
Description [London : Printed for Thomas Bassett at the George in Fleet Street and Richard Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Pauls Church Yard, 1676] 
1 map : col. ; 35 x 43.3 cm., on sheet 43.5 x 59.5 cm. 
Notes

Map of China including Japan as well as the Ile Corea [i.e. the "island" of Korea]. Eastern India is displayed on the left of the map. The map displays many decorative features mainly vignettes at the top showing land-yachts for travelling by land, execution by crucifixation, pictorial bird's-eye views of the cities of Macao and Quinzay [i.e. Hangchow], and on the sides eight costumes from men and women of Asian cultures. Relief is shown pictorially.

Title in cartouche.

Decorative border of painted scenes at top of map: Ye. Ma[n]ner of their Trauelling by la[n]d' -- 'Macao' -- [Blank shield without coat of arms] -- Quinzay -- the Manner of their Execution.

Decorative border of painted scenes at left of map: A Chinian woman -- A souldier of Iapan -- A Chinian -- A men of Pegu.

Decorative border of painted scenes at right of map: A Chinian men -- A Chinian men -- A Souldier of Iapon -- A women of Pegu.

Imprint on map: [London] : Are to be sold by Tho. Bassett in Fleet Street and Ric. Chiswell in St. Pauls Church Yard, 1626.

Text on verso entitled: The description of the Kingdom of China, p. 38-39 (includes signature: T).

Map 19 from: A prospect of the most famous parts of the world, viz, Asia, Africa, Europe, America with these empires and kingdoms ... /­ by John Speed. London : Printed for Thomas Bassett at the George in Fleet Street and Richard Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Pauls Church Yard, 1676.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.map-rm272

Cited In

Shirley, R. Maps in the atlases of the British Library ; T-SPE-2f

Subjects China - Maps - Early works to 1800.  |  Japan - Maps - Early works to 1800.  |  India - Maps - Early works to 1800.
Time Coverage 1626 
Other authors/contributors Speed, John, 1552?-1629 Prospect of the most famous parts of the world
Also Titled

Kingdom of China

Verso text title Description of the Kingdom of China

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