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, Aug 7, 2012 - History - 280 pages
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


Chronological List of Figures
Introduction 12
The Land and Peoples of Southeast Asia 16
Southeast Asian Maps and Geographic Thought 24
Asian Maps of Southeast Asia 44
The Early Mediterranean
Medieval Europe 66
Terra Australis The Line of Demarcation and Southeast Asia
Ortelius and Related Maps The Curious Case of the Philippine
Juan López de Velasco Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas
Southeast Asia Giralomo Olgiato pgs 13637 fig 75
Dutch and German Maps at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century
The Plancius map of circa 1594 The Linschoten map of 1595
Waghenaers Chart of the Sunda Strait and the Transition to Printed
Burma Langenes pg 190 fig 107

TOworld map Anonymous pg 37 fig 17
European Pioneers 74
A Confusion of Peninsulas and Dragon Tails 90
Printed Maps Through 1538 100
First Maps from the Spanish Voyages 15251540 124
Chapter 11
The Mainland on the 1548 Gastaldi Map
Tangling with Terra Australis and Snared by the Linea 158
The Advent of the East India Companies 200
The Trend Toward Printed SeaCharts
Italian and French Maps of the Later Seventeenth Century
Southeast Asia Melchisédech Thévenot pg 208 fig 121
Holland in the Latter Part of the Seventeenth Century
Spain and the Philippines European Maps in Southeast Asia
World map Macrobius pg 68 fig 35
Indochina Burma and Thailand Transition to the Modern

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Thomas Suarez has 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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