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Matteo Ricci, engraved by Li Zhizao, Map of the Ten Thousand Countries of the Earth (Kunyu wanguo quantu), 1601–02, woodblock print on rice paper, courtesy of the James Ford Bell Trust for the Benefit of the James Ford Bell Library.

Spotlight Gallery Talk: 1602 Map of the World

Thursday, Nov 01, 2012
7:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

What does the world look like from the perspective of a Jesuit priest doing missionary work in China in 1602? Find out by exploring a rare map that survives as an example of international collaboration between European and Chinese scholars and the earliest Chinese map to show the Americas. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition of Matteo Ricci's monumental work Map of the Ten Thousand Countries of the Earth.