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Maps of Ancient China

Maps of China by dynasty

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Physical geography with the boundaries of ancient China

Physical geography with the boundaries of ancient China

CC Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL via flickr.com

Maps of China - Shang

  • Shang Civilization, 1200 B.C.
    Highlights the Gobi Desert off to the northwest, the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, and the North China Plain which was the center of Shang Civilization. From Frank Smitha's site.

Maps of China - Ch'in

  • Qin and Its Conquests (China, 256 to 200 B.C.)
    The areas of dominance were spread out. Between sections were the Chu, Chao, Wei, Yen, and Chi. Also shows the Great Wall. From Frank Smitha's site.
  • Silk Route
    Map in Chinese with legend in English. Shows Northern route - Westward to Black Sea; Central route - Westward to Persia, Mediterranean Sea, Rome; Southern route - Westward to Afghanistan, Iran, India; and Eastward to Sian.

Maps of China - Han

  • Han Empire
    Map shows the trade routes and extent of the empire.
  • Han Empire, 100 B.C.
    Kunlun Mountains and Ch'iang tribes divided the Han Empire which extended into Korea and to the Pacific. Also shows the Great Wall. From Frank Smitha's site.

Maps of China - Yellow River Maps

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