January 27, 1843, the Great Qing Gazetteer was revised up. Compiling gazetteer is an excellent tradition of China. Many geographic knowledge was accordingly preserved. Regarding the nature of the maps in the gazetteers, you may refer to our research finding: Chang Che-chia, “ The Maps of the Ming Gazetteers ”, in When Images Speak: Visual Representation and Cultural Mapping in Modern China.
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