Early Mapping of Southeast Asia: The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers, and Cartographers Who First Mapped the Regions Between China and India

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Periplus Editions (HK) Limited, Nov 15, 1999 - History - 280 pages
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With dozens of rare color maps and other documents, Early Mapping of Southeast Asia follows the story of map-making, exploration and colonization in Asia from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

It documents the idea of Southeast Asia as a geographical and cosmological construct, from the earliest of times up until the down of the modern era. using maps, itineraries, sailing instructions, traveler's tales, religious texts and other contemporary sources, it examines the representation of Southeast Asia, both from the historical perspective of Western exploration and cartography, and also through the eyes of Asian neighbors.

Southeast Asia has always occupied a special place in the imaginations of East and West. This book recounts the fascinating story of how Southeast Asia was, quite literally, put on the map, both in cartographic terms and as a literary and imaginative concept.

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Map expert Su rez (Shedding the Veil), who has served as a curator for map exhibits at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, has assembled a fascinating corpus of period maps to illustrate the ... Read full review

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Thomas Suarez, a resident of Hawthorne, New York, has been well known in the field of early maps for may years. He has helped create some of the finest collections of maps, both private and institutional, and served as curator for exhibits at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C., the Addison Gallery of American Art, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Gallery.

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