“Ten-Thousand-Mile Map of Maritime Defenses,” drawn during the Qing Dynasty, circa 1705. This map, which is one of eleven maps mounted in an accordion-folded album fifty-one feet in length, shows military defenses along the Chinese coast from Hainan Island to the Shandong Peninsula. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

Historical geography is the study of how cultural features of various societies emerged and evolved; it necessarily involves the analysis and compilation of historical treatises

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