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Nagakubo Sekisui’s 1785 woodcut map of the world. (via althistories)

During the nearly two centuries of restricted foreign contact during the Edo period (1600–1868), the Japanese people still maintained a curiosity about foreign cultures. This map, published in the early 19th century, depicts an enormous archipelago representing Japan at the center of the world. Inset images and descriptions of foreign people, the distance from Japan to their lands

time-for-maps: “ People of Many Nations. (between 1800 and × During the nearly two centuries of restricted foreign contact during the Edo period the Japanese people.

Goad Atlas fire insurance map showing the area between Yonge St and Queen's Park/Avenue Rd from near College St to Davenport Rd in 1913

Goad Atlas fire insurance map showing the area between Yonge St and Queen's Park/Avenue Rd from near College St to Davenport Rd in Toronto

North America, 1772, Caribbean, European Claims, American Revolutionary Era Map

Map of North America and the Caribbean reflects the Treaty of Paris and changes in European colonial claims after the French and Indian War

Map of Beijing, published in 1937. [1800 × 2645]

city map of Beijing, published in Beijing in The map shows a detailed street map of the Chinese Capital, including the city walls, which were torn down in the

St. Patricks day in America / designed by Hogan ; drawn by Lucian Gray. | Library of Congress

An 1874 engraving of St. Patrick’s Day parade through Union Square in New York City, with a bust of Irish leader Daniel O’Connell on the center float. Patrick’s Day to all!

Map produced in the late 18th century in Korea, based on the Chinese Wanguo Quantu (Complete  Map of All Nations) included in Jikbangoegi, which was written by an Italian Jesuit missionary to  China, Giulio Aleni. As with the Kunyu Wanguo Quantu (A Map of the Myriad Countries of the  World) by Matteo Ricci in 1602, East Asia in this map is centered around China. To indicate the East  Sea, this map uses “Little East Sea” instead of “Sea of Japan.”

Map of the world produced in the late century in Korea by unknown author

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