Map Tabula Tartariae et majoris partis Regni Chinae - 2015.79.1_1


Map Tabula Tartariae et majoris partis Regni Chinae

Maker: De Wit, Frederick
Medium:ink, paper, watercolour
Geography: Amsterdam
Date: 1680
44 x 55 cm
Object number: 2015.79.1
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the ROM Far Eastern Library
Not on view
DescriptionTitled "Tartariae" the map shows from the Caspian Sea through India and China and as far east as Japan. The northern part shows present-day Mongolia and farther north but with the Kamchatka Peninsula missing from eastern Russia. Japan and "Yedso" are shown according to the information that came from DeVries' voyage. The Great Wall is shown prominently, as is the mythical "Chiammay" Lake. A fascinating map of an area relatively little known in Europe in the seventeenth century.
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