1602 Ricci Map Now on Display

A copy of Matteo Ricci’s Impossible Black Tulip — a rare 1602 Chinese-language map of the world — is now on display at the Library of Congress. It’ll be there until April 10; after that, it will move to its new permanent home at the University of Minnesota’s James Ford Bell Library. News coverage: AP/Star Tribune, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Previously: “Impossible Black Tulip” Coming to the University of Minnesota.

Update, 1/13 at 1:16 PM: More from the Guardian (via MapHist).