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John Speed, 1626, Kingdom of China

this map makes me proud of my ancestry. John Speed, the famous mapmaker, is a great-great-and-more-greats-grandfather of mine.

cartographymaps:

John Speed, 1626, Kingdom of China

this map makes me proud of my ancestry. John Speed, the famous mapmaker, is a great-great-and-more-greats-grandfather of mine.

@2 years ago with 43 notes
#cartography #map #antique #1600s #china #asia #john speed 
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    the KINGDOME OF CHINA, 1626 by John Speed
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    This map is hilarious for a variety of reasons. It’s funny to see how people in 1626 viewed the Far East as one jumbled,...
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