Chinese Junk

Chinese Junk, Collection of Original Water Colors of Chinese Junks and Other Craft, From The Library at The Mariners’ Museum, ND2068.C67 rare.

Chinese Exploration

China's maritime history has often been neglected, as Chinese mariners only occasionally made themselves known to non-Chinese people. Therefore, our clearest pictures of Chinese maritime exploration come from people who crossed that barrier, such as Marco Polo of Venice during the Yuan Dynasty, Zheng He during the Ming Dynasty, and Spanish traders during the Qing Dynasty.