Early Mapping of Southeast Asia
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For the purpose of this study, Southeast Asia is defined as mainland areas east of the Ganges River, through Burma, Thailand, Indochina, and the Malay Peninsula as well as the insular region from the Nicobar and Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean to Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Pierce, FL Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. The authoritative text includes informative references to notable cartographers and explorers readily accessible through the index. Werner, St. This unusual but handsome resource (of the 120 illustrations, 50 are repr
"The expansion of the world, from the other side" according to Harry Eagar. The idea that we live in an "information economy" is much less of a novelty than the computer geeks and business gurus would have it. For proof, consider "The Early Mapping of Southeast Asia," a history of economics, ideology and adventure masquerading as a gorgeous coffee table book.The key piece of information was the route to the fabulously (and actually) rich Spice Islands. The story of how Europe . Recommended for students of cartography and Asian history. Black and white and color maps accompany extensive text references in this survey of early maps of Southeast Asia. While this might prove a very specific guide for Asian collections, cartography and art libraries will also want to consider its value: Suarez provides an excellent history of the region and its geographical importance, examining the history of its representation and exploration.. "This is a great book with lots of interesting information about early South" according to arjay. This is a great book with lots of interesting information about early South East Asia. The dozens of maps are well worthwhile - but, I purchased a Kindle copy and I have to say the reproductions leave a bit to be desired. Yes, you can enlarge them, but they become fuzzy very quickly at low magnification. Footnotes are easy to look at as one can flick backwards and forwards very easily. Why can't one do
Early Mapping of Southeast Asia follows the story of mapmaking, exploration and colonization in Asia from the 16th to the 19th centuries. It surveys Southeast Asia's geography and civilizations, its maps and their influence on Western worldviews, as well as the image of Southeast Asia in the eyes of its neighbors.
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.