Chinese 1602 world map

This just in from Medieval News:

http://medievalnews.blogspot.com/2010/01/rare-1602-world-map-first-map-in.html

Very interesting, and I’m always fascinated by just how accurately they could make maps in the days before satellite. And also, it’s a reminder why the University of Minnesota enjoys the reputation it does.

It is cold as heck there, just so you know. Fantastic history department…

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