Book ID: CBB001551651

Maps of Malaya and Borneo: Discovery, Statehood and Progress: The Collections of H.R.H. Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Dato' Richard Curtis (2013)


Durand, Frédéric (Author)
Curtis, Richard (Author)

Editions Didier Millet

Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: 264 pp.; ill.; maps
Language: English

Maps of Malaya and Borneo: Discovery, Statehood and Progress showcases the extensive map collections of His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Sultan of Selangor, and Richard Curtis. The combined collections contain more than 160 maps dating from the 1500s to after Malaysia's formation in 1963. The collections include early Portuguese, Dutch, French and English maps, nautical charts, maps of the interior, maps from atlases and encyclopedias, maps showing economy, culture and communications and urban maps. Extensive captions highlight key features of the maps, provide insights into their creators and explain the context in which the maps were produced and used. The presentation of the collections is preceded by an authoritative text on the mapping of Malaya and Borneo over the last 1,800 years. This text explains the quest for accurate maps; illustrates how maps showcased the changing economic, cultural and political dynamics within Malaya and Borneo; and describes the evolution of mapping techniques as well as providing insights into the work of leading cartographers.

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Authors & Contributors
Harper, Tom
Horst, Thomas
Gano, Geneva M.
Barber, Peter
Schnell, Izhak
Leuenberger, Christine
Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography
Social Studies of Science
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
Polish Cartographical Review
Journal of Map & Geography Libraries
British Library
Harvard University Press
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers
HES and De Graaf Publishers
Library of Congress
Academia Sinica Digital Center
Maps; atlases
Science and politics
Libraries and archives
Frémont John C.
Gerritsz, Hessel
Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Paz Soldán, Mariano Felipe
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
17th century
15th century
16th century
United States
Bavaria (Germany)
Dutch East India Company
Universidade do Porto
Library of Congress
British Library

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