Announcing a Brand New
Book from Charlotte Harris Rees and
for the FIRST TIME EVER the Harris Maps Available on CD!
A new book by Charlotte Harris
Rees, Chinese Sailed to America Before Columbus: More Secrets from
the Dr. Hendon M. Harris, Jr. Map Collection, is just out. This is
to announce sales through the web site www.AsiaticFathers.com. All
purchases through the web site will be shipped in USPS Priority
Mail envelopes and in plenty of time for Christmas. The books will
|With the release of this new
book, high definition professional color photos of the entire
Harris Collection are also being shown publicly for the first
time. Because of limitations of the book publisher, only a few
of the maps are shown in Chinese Sailed to America Before
Columbus and those are in black and white. However, a CD
containing 117 beautiful photos of the Harris Maps is offered
for sale on www.AsiaticFathers.com. By having a CD it allows
you to zoom in on any part of every map. For full
understanding of the book, we suggest that you also order a
CD, which is only available on this web site. There is a
discount if you click the icon to purchase both the book and
Chinese Sailed to America
Before Columbus: More Secrets from the Dr. Hendon M. Harris,
Jr. Map Collection explains the historical setting and many
interesting details including love notes, internationally
volatile data, and state secrets found on the maps in the
Harris collection. This book contains numerous “bomb shells”
such as the revelation that currently the oldest positively
dated map of the Ch’onhado/Tian Xia style is in a Chinese
book, not Korean, as previously supposed. Other “bombshells”
include a sequoia tree (native to America) depicted as the “Fu
Sang Tree” on the American coastline and also details on the
world map that speak to current global warming.
(Click cover for larger
Though the Harris Maps themselves are in seven
Korean atlases of various ages thought to be from the 15th through
19th centuries, the author demonstrates that most Asian maps of
that era descended from Chinese maps.
A third century Chinese text mentioned an incident in the 18th
century BC involving a world map of this style. The source
document for the world map is from 2000 BC. That source document
discussed in accurate detail a beautiful land (Fu Sang) to the
east of China. The map shows Fu Sang on the American coastline.
Chinese Sailed to America Before Columbus
references all the maps in the Harris atlases including a map of
Japan which is a copy of the earliest complete printed map of
Japan known to exist. In the Harris collection is also a
fascinating map of Okinawa which was reportedly only used from
1471 to 1521.
The more modern 1602 Ricci Chinese world map
reached Korea in 1603, and yet Koreans through the 19th century
continued to revere the strange, round Ch’onhado world maps found
in the Harris Collection. In an era when modern Western thought
was encroaching on Asia, Chinese and Japanese progressed to more
modern maps, but Koreans preferred isolation and antique maps.
Subsequently this helped to preserve these copies.
Chinese Sailed to America Before Columbus: More
Secrets from the Dr. Hendon M. Harris, Jr. Map Collection is the
sequel to Secret Maps of the Ancient World. If you have not yet
read Secret Maps of the Ancient World, we suggest that you read
that book first.
for special promotion prices of Charlotte’s
books and the CD. Only a few are left of the original 1000 copies
of the abridged The Asiatic Fathers of America. Elsewhere on the
web, used copies of this book are listed for hundreds of dollars.
Get your copy while supplies last.
If you are ordering for shipment outside the
USA, be sure to check the extra $10 icon at the bottom of the
order page to cover the cost for international shipping.