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Plan d'Amboine, tel qu'il étoit en 1718 = Platte-grond van Amboina, zoo als het was in den jaare 1718

eventc.1746-1770

location_onIndonesia

This colourful mid-18th century plan of the city of Amboine (Ambon, capital of Ambon Island, in the Maluku Islands, Indonesia) has a detailed legend identifying locations within the city and the surrounding mountains. The text is in French and Dutch.

Carte des costes de Cochin Chine, Tunquin, et partie de celles de la Chine

event1747

location_onVietnam, Cambodia

Map of the eastern coast of mainland Southeast Asia (modern Vietnam and part of Cambodia), divided into Tsiampa, Kochinchine and Tunquin. The shoals and reefs of the Paracel Islands are marked. The text is in French and Dutch.

Plan de la ville et forteresse de Malaca = Grondtekening van de Stad en Vesting Malakka

event1750

location_onMalaysia

This mid-18th century plan of the city of Malaca (Malacca/Melaka) focuses on the military fort (‘A Famosa [The Famous]’), but also includes two churches, a mosque and a Chinese temple. Two markets are also marked, as is the entrance to the port.

Plan de la ville et forteresse de Malaca = Grondtekening van de Stad en Vesting Malakka

event1750

location_onMalaysia

This mid-18th century plan of the city of Malaca (Malacca/Melaka) focuses on the military fort (‘A Famosa [The Famous]’), but also includes two churches, a mosque and a Chinese temple. Two markets are also marked, as is the entrance to the port.

Carte du Cours de la Riviere de Tunquin: depuis Cacho jusqu'à La Mer

event1755

location_onVietnam

Map of the Tunquin River (Red or Hong River) from the city of Cacho (Hanoi, Thailand) to its mouth. At the mouth, bathymetry (sea depth), shoals and anchor points are marked. A place named Hean is labelled as an English and French trading post.

Carte du Cours de la Riviere de Tunquin: depuis Cacho jusqu'à La Mer

event1755

location_onVietnam

Map of the Tunquin River (Red or Hong River) from the city of Cacho (Hanoi, Thailand) to its mouth. At the mouth, bathymetry (sea depth), shoals and anchor points are marked. A place named Hean is labelled as an English and French trading post.

Carte du Cours du Menam: Depuis Siam Jusqu à la Mer

event1755

location_onThailand

Map of the Menam River (Chao Phraya River) from the city of Ayutthaya (labelled ‘Ville de Siam’), past Bangkok to its mouth in the Gulf of Thailand. Features forts, villages, and a royal palace along the route.

Carte du Cours du Menam: Depuis Siam Jusqu à la Mer

event1755

location_onThailand

Map of the Menam River (Chao Phraya River) from the city of Ayutthaya (labelled ‘Ville de Siam’), past Bangkok to its mouth in the Gulf of Thailand. Features forts, villages, and a royal palace along the route.

Batavia

eventc.1772-1780

location_onIndonesia

A plan of the port city of Batavia in the 18th century. Small ships can be seen transporting goods along the river to the pier, and the street plan also includes churches, shopping areas and hospitals, as noted on the map’s detailed legend.

Carte des environs de Batavia = Kaart van de buitenstreeken van Batavia

eventc.1772-1780

location_onIndonesia

This late 18th century map of Batavia (Jakarta) focusses on the network of canals and rivers surrounding the city, as well as the many fields and plantations, including rice fields (‘Champ de Ris’) and sugarcane (‘Cannes de Sucre’).

Isle de Baly = 'T eiland Baly

eventc.1772-1780

location_onIndonesia

Amongst the mountains and jungles of mid-18th century Bali, this map shows three royal palaces, walled encampments, and seven Buddhist temples (or ‘stupa’) on the east coast. Inset illustrations depict a palace and a temple in detail.

Nouvelle Carte de l'isle de Java

eventc.1772-1780

location_onIndonesia

On this map of Java, mountains are shown pictorially and labelled with their name. The coasts are marked with shoals, reefs, bathymetry (sea depth, in figures) and anchor points. The land is divided into administrative districts.

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