Old Asia Map - East India Isles - Thomson 1814 - This is an exquisite full-colour Reproduction printed on Matte Bright Canvas.
Print Size: 60cm x 70cm
The following towns are featured: a fine example of John ThomsonÆs 1814 map of Southeast Asia and the East India Islands. Centred on Borneo, ThomsonÆs map covers from China and Hainan south to Sumatra and Java, and eastward as far as the Philippines and New Guinea. It includes the Pearl River Delta at its northern most edge and names Macao and Lantao Island (Hong Kong). The Singapore Straits are identified, as are Bintan and Batam Islands, but the Island of Singapore itself is unnamed. Just to the east of the Philippine island of Mindanao, sets the apocryphal island of St. JohnÆs. The fiction of St. JohnÆs Island probably originates with the Portuguese cooption of manuscript mappings of this region acquired form Magellan expedition, though itÆs first published reference is in OrteliusÆ 1570 Asiae Nova Descripto. Following St. JohnÆs appearance on OrteliusÆ maps numerous mariners, including Dampier, claimed to have visited it, however, most were m
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