Chinese Map

A Chinese map dating back to 1602 has been unearthed recently showing China in the centre of the world and also includes the Americas and most of Europe (but not the British Isles!)

Here are a couple of websites with more information about this historic find:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8454049.stm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/13/1602-chinese-map-washington

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