Chinese compass, 18th century manuscript

Chinese compass, 18th century manuscript

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Caption: Chinese compass, 18th century manuscript. This diagram and its accompanying text describe the Chinese compass of 24 points (left). This page is from the book Syntagma dissertationum quas olim auctor doctissimus (1767), the posthumous collected works of the English orientalist Thomas Hyde (1636-1703).

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