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The Resource Mr Selden's map of China : the spice trade, a lost chart and the South China Sea, Timothy Brook

Mr Selden's map of China : the spice trade, a lost chart and the South China Sea, Timothy Brook

Label
Mr Selden's map of China : the spice trade, a lost chart and the South China Sea
Title
Mr Selden's map of China
Title remainder
the spice trade, a lost chart and the South China Sea
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Brook
Title variation
Map of China
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
382.095104
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Mr Selden's map of China : the spice trade, a lost chart and the South China Sea, Timothy Brook
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 211 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781250389
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 15785988
  • 15785988
Label
Mr Selden's map of China : the spice trade, a lost chart and the South China Sea, Timothy Brook
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 211 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781250389
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 15785988
  • 15785988

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