Map of China, 12th century

Map of China, 12th century

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Caption: Map of China. Reproduction of a 12th-century map of China, found engraved in stone an dating from 1136 (Fuchang 7 nian). The map covers Nan Song Dynasty China. It ranges from Korea in the east (upper right) to the Pamirs in the west (left), and from the Great Wall of China in the north (top) to the island of Hainan in the south (bottom). The map shows mountains, rivers, lakes, and more than 400 administrative place names. The map is titled 'Hua yi tu', with this stone rubbing copy made in 1903 and published in 'Bulletin de l'Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient'. The original stone map is now in the Forest of Stone Steles Musuem in Xi'an, China.

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