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Maps and Atlases

Shengchao Qisheng Yanhai Tu (Coastal Map of the Seven Provinces of the Qing Dynasty)

Coloured manuscript scroll map on paper drawn in the 3rd year of Jiaqing Period (1798), Qing Dynasty.

The seven maritime provinces as in the title of this map refer to Shengjing (around Liaoning today), Zhidi (Hebei), Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangdong Provinces. The main portion of the map shows the coastline and immediate hinterland of these seven provinces. The entire west coast of Taiwan, the island of Qiongzhou (Hainan), etc., are also treated with great detail.