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China in European Maps – A Library Special Collection

Compiled and Edited by Min-min Chang

Descriptions and annotations in Chinese and English.
Cloth bound. 212 p 55 plates, 247 illustrations in full color 37 x 33 cm.
Limited Edition: 1,000 copies


… 其實這個收藏的最大特點還不止在於其珍貴,而主要的是它系統地反映了十五世紀以來,西方人對中國地理的認識的發展歷程,同時從中還可以透視出中外地理知識與地圖製作方面的交流。可以說大約是地圖發展史上每一個時期都有代表作收入其中,所以值得我們予以介紹。”

 – 周振鶴

“… this superb collection, which so vividly reflects Europe’s lasting fascination and cross-cultural exchange with China over many centuries, should be located here in Hong Kong, such an important commercial entrepot and vibrant cross-cultural melting pot, and for so long the meeting point, if not the revolving door, between China and the West.

… one of the finest cartographic collections in Asia – a unique and invaluable resource that scholars and map-lovers, not only in Hong Kong but in every corner of the world, will now be able to access, use and enjoy long into the future.”

– Roderick M. Barron

Table of Contents

序言 Preface 周敏民 Min-min Chang
西洋古地圖裏的中國 周振鶴
China in Maps: Columbus to Kangxi Roderick M. Barron
Sinarum Regni Aliorũq. – An Unrecorded Map Roderick M. Barron
在邊緣與空白處 – 從觀念史角度看古地圖 葛兆光
Maps, Poems, and the Power of Representation Zhang Longxi
55 Selected Maps and Prints 五十五幅圖版  
Catalog of the Special Collection 特藏目錄  
Notes on the Catalog 著錄説明

I. World Maps (1-4)
II. Maps of Asia and Regions Around China (5-45)
III. Maps of China and Chinese Coastal Regions (46-70)
IV. Maps of Chinese Provinces and Cities (71-104)
V. Three Chinese Maps (105-107)
VI. Atlases (108-112, M1-17, A1-42)
VII. Prints (113-133)
VIII. Books (134-175)

Reference Works  
Mapmakers and Authors Index  
Place Name Index  

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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library
Clear Water Bay
Hong Kong
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last modified 22 November 2022