Information from Mr. Masatoshi Takeshita posted on his blog – September 30, 2012 –
English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Kazumoto Iguchi’s blog – September 28, 2012 –
Four Thousand Year-Old Chinese “World Map” Discovered!? As expected, Japan Was Small!
I have found a true story though it sounds false. It seems that the talked-about world map was made in China 4000 years ago, 2500 years before discovery of the American continent by European Caucasians during the Age of Exploration. The ancient map is shown below.
The current world map is shown for comparison. You can tell how precise the ancient map was.
Incidentally, the discoverer of the map is Ms. Charlotte Harris Rees.
The map seems to have been found out by accident among a lot of materials collected by her late father, a native of China, who had made a research of ancient China.