The Selden Map of China project works at bringing this obscure resources into greater cultural and historical context. In 2008, "scholar Robert Batchelor noticed the very faint lines indicating trade routes and compass bearings from the port of Quanzhou to all parts of East Asia and beyond". This bolstered immensely the significance of the map and catalyzed this project to conserve and digitize it. This project presents a high resolution image of the map with zooming and toggling functions. The digital project is focused on contexualizing and historicizing this individual material object.