File:Western Han Mawangdui Silk Map.JPG

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A Chinese topographic map (with the south positioned at the top) from Mawangdui tomb 3; dated to the early Western Han period (183–168 BC); length is 96 cm; width is 96 cm; the map is made of ink on silk. It is now housed in the Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha. The map depicts a large territory in southern China spanning from the imperial fiefdom of Changsha (a semi-autonomous kingdom within the Han Empire, now modern-day Hunan) to the independent and sometimes hostile Kingdom of Nanyue in what is now modern-day Guangdong and northern Vietnam.

Date 2nd century BC (anywhere from 183 to 168 BC)
Source Scanned from Barbieri-Low, Anthony J. (2007). Artisans in Early Imperial China. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press. ISBN 0295987138. Page 174.
Author Anonymous ancient Chinese cartographer
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