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Title
Ferdinand Verbiest - Records
Repository
National Library of Australia Pictures Collection
Reference
MAP RM 3499/1-2
Date Range
1670 - 1674
Description

The world map was produced in two hemispheres, each 1.75 metres in diameter and was published as a wood-cut print in 1674. The library has a map thought to be one of the possibly several manuscript versions upon which the wood-cut copies were based. It came into the library in the 1920s from W. Hardy Wilson, the architect and artist, who spent some time travelling in China but the map was not identified until 1970. It has undergone extensive conservation work but is available for study.

Quantity
1 map
Access
Available for reference

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