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The Resource Mr. Selden's map of China : decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer, Timothy Brook

Mr. Selden's map of China : decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer, Timothy Brook

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Mr. Selden's map of China : decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer
Title
Mr. Selden's map of China
Title remainder
decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer
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Timothy Brook
Title variation
Mister Seldon's map of China
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eng
Summary
"Timothy Brook's award-winning Vermeer's Hat unfolded the early history of globalization, using Vermeer's paintings to show how objects like beaver hats and porcelain bowls began to circulate around the world. Now he plumbs the mystery of a single artifact that offers new insights into global connections centuries old.In 2009, an extraordinary map of China was discovered in Oxford's Bodleian Library--where it had first been deposited 350 years before, then stowed and forgotten for nearly a century. Neither historians of China nor cartography experts had ever seen anything like it. It was so odd that experts would have declared it a fake--yet records confirmed it had been delivered to Oxford in 1659. The "Selden Map," as it is known, was a puzzle that needing solving. Brook, a historian of China, set out to explore the riddle. His investigation will lead readers around this elegant, enigmatic work of art, and from the heart of China, via the Southern Ocean, to the court of King James II. In the story of Selden's map, he reveals for us the surprising links between an English scholar and merchants half a world away, and offers novel insights into the power and meaning that a single map can hold. Brook delivers the same anecdote-rich narrative, intriguing characters, and unexpected historical connections that made Vermeer's Hat an instant classic"--
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Title
Mr. Selden's map of China
Creator
Summary
Investigating the discovery of an extraordinary map of China in Oxford's Bodleian Library that was delivered in 1659 by Mr. Selden, the author travels halfway around the world to reveal unexpected historical connections that offer insight into the power and meaning a single map can hold
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10225698
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
912/.16472
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GA1121
LC item number
.B76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer
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decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer
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Timothy Brook
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Mr. Seldens map of China
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decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer
Mr. Selden's map of China : decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer, Timothy Brook
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Mr. Selden's map of China : decoding the secrets of a vanished cartographer, Timothy Brook
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn827256843
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9781620401439
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013026421
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)827256843

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