Maps of Malaya and Borneo : Statehood, Trade and Development
This is a superbly illustrated collection of historical maps of Malaya and Borneo, dating from the 1500s to World War II. Maps of Malaya and Borneo 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 150 maps ranging from what may now appear to be inaccurate medieval maps based on the workings of Ptolemy to maps given to troops during World War II. The collections include early Portuguese, Dutch and French maps, nautical charts, maps of the interior, maps from atlases and encyclopaedias, maps of the Malaysian states, maps showing economy and infrastructure and city maps. Extensive and enlightening text highlights key features of the maps, insights into their creators and the technical developments that enabled them to be made.
- Hardback | 264 pages
- 271.78 x 292.1 x 35.56mm | 2,109.19g
- 28 Feb 2014
- Editions Didier Millet Pty Ltd
- Singapore, Singapore
- over 100 full-colour illustrations
About Frederic Durnard
Frederic Durand is an associate professor at the University Toulouse Il-Le Mirail, and was higher-education attache at the Embasy of France to Malaysia from 2008 to 2010.