I am very interested in these old Chinese maps. They are so advanced, and highly accurate for their time. I hope someone out there can read the traditional Chinese. I can recognise only a few characters, and what I really want is to get a feel for what the cartographer thought about Australia, and the Pacific. Unfortunately with my limited Chinese literacy, I cannot get the full picture. If someone would please translate for me the big blocks of text in the Pacific Ocean, and Australia, I would be so thankful.
I hope this doesn't get flagged. I'm only posting here because this site is the best, and I feel like perhaps this could be of historical or educational significance to those studying Traditional Chinese, and who want to know more about the history of the Chinese people.