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Photo from of a 1763 Chinese map of the world, claiming to be a reproduction of a 1418 map made from Zheng He's voyages. Discovered by Lui Gang in 2005.


Originally from en.wikipedia; description page is/was here.


2006-01-17 (first version); 2006-01-31 (last version)


Original uploader was Engwar at en.wikipedia Later versions were uploaded by Toytoy at en.wikipedia.



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Original upload log

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  • 2006-01-31 15:34 Toytoy 5274×3742×8 (1336936 bytes)
  • 2006-01-17 12:55 Engwar 730×440×8 (94783 bytes) Photo from of old chinese world map.
  • 2006-01-17 12:45 Engwar 730×440×8 (94783 bytes) Photo from of old chinese world map.

The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed):
  • Zheng He
  • 1421 hypothesis
  • Polar exploration
  • Pre-Columbian Islamic contact theories