Christina Aube is a curatorial assistant at the Getty Research Institute. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Delaware in 2013. Her dissertation, “Michel de Marolles and the Rise of Printmaking in the Grand Siècle,” examined the writings of the 17th-century print collector Michel de Marolles. [November 2014]

Navigating Difference, Connecting Seas

After Ferdinand Verbiest, Kunyu quantu (Complete Map of the World, Eastern hemisphere ) (ca. 1860). The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2003.PR.63).

The monumental Kunyu quantu (Complete Map of the World), a 19th-century Korean reproduction of a woodcut map designed by the Flemish Jesuit missionary Ferdinand Verbiest in 1674 for the Kangxi emperor of China, featured prominently in the recent Getty Research Institute exhibition “Connecting Seas: A Visual History of Discoveries and Encounters.” Read More