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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Tuttle Publishing, 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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Contents

Chronological List of Figures
11
Introduction
12
1478
17
Southeast Asian Maps and Geographic Thought
24
World map Macrobius pg 68 fig
42
Asian Maps of Southeast Asia
44
Asia Martin Waldseemuller pg 110 fig
50
The Early Mediterranean and European Record
59
A Confusion of Peninsulas and Dragon Tails
90
Printed Maps Through 1538
100
17th Century
112
First Maps from the Spanish Voyages 15251540
124
Tangling with Terra Australis and Snared by the Linea
158
ca 1600
164
1601
173
1603
184

Detail of Lamai from the map of Asia Lorenz Fries
61
Medieval Europe
66
The Southeast Asian islands of inebila and imangla
67
European Pioneers
74
Early European Maps
81
Detail of the general map of Asia Abraham Ortelius
85
The Advent of the East India Companies
200
The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
232
The Nineteenth Century and the Mapping of the Interior
252
Endnotes
265
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About the author (1999)

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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