Feb 05 2017

The Origins of the Selden Map

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entryThe Origins of the Selden Map

1600s antique maps china selden map

The Selden Map is a map of Chinese origin bequeathed by John Selden to the Bodleian Library in 1659. The precise origins of the map have hitherto been unknown, but scientists¬†at Nottingham Trent University¬†are trying to do something about that. Using a series of non-invasive techniques to examine the map’s material composition, they conclude that … Continue reading "The Origins of the Selden Map"