Selden map

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The Selden Map, held by the Bodleian Library at Oxford University since the 1660s, is one of the oldest known East Asian maps of navigational routes across the East and South China Seas. It is estimated to have been produced c. 1572-1620, and has been attributed to maritime merchant Li Dan.


  • Richard Pegg, "For the Record: Chinese Conferment Missions to Ryukyu from 1372-1866," talk given at Okinawan Art in its Regional Context: Historical Overview and Contemporary Practice symposium, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 10 Oct 2019.
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