18th Century map of the Qing Empire

18th Century map of the Qing Empire

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Caption: 18th Century map of the Qing Empire. Historical Chinese map showing the mountains, rivers, coasts, territory and administrative divisions of the Qing Empire, along with a distorted view of the surrounding countries. Dark blue is land and light blue is sea. The title of this woodcut print translates as 'Universal map of the Qing Empire'. It covers the area from Korea (far right) to the Pamir Mountains (far left). And from the Heilong Jiang (Amur) river (top) to the islands of the South China Sea (bottom). This is a revised edition of a map originally drawn by Huang Qianren in 1767.

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