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The continent and islands of Asia: with all the latest discoveries

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On this map of Asia, the South China Sea is labelled ‘Malayan Sea’. Small islands, shoals and reefs are shown. A label in Cochin China (Vietnam) reads ‘mountains inhabited by the uncivilized people called Kemoys’.

The continent and islands of Asia: with all the latest discoveries

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location_onBrunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Philippines, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam

On this map of Asia, the South China Sea is labelled ‘Malayan Sea’. Small islands, shoals and reefs are shown. A label in Cochin China (Vietnam) reads ‘mountains inhabited by the uncivilized people called Kemoys’.

The continent and islands of Asia: with all the latest discoveries

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Southeast Asia is on the last sheet of this map of Asia. The South China Sea is labelled ‘Malayan Sea’. Small islands, shoals and reefs are shown. A label in Cochin China (Vietnam) reads ‘mountains inhabited by the uncivilized people called Kemoys’.

East India islands

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Text on this mid-18th century map notes the dimensions of the islands of maritime Southeast Asia, in length, breadth and square miles (e.g. ‘Java 580 long, 105 broad, & 38,250 sq.’). It also states that the Dutch are the main traders in the region.

A new and accurate map of the East India Islands: laid down according to the latest discoveries, and agreeable to the most approved maps & charts

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This mid-18th century map of Southeast Asia includes written notes on goods produced and traded, geographical features, and wild animals found in each part of the region. The cartouche features a drawing of Asia with people, fields and palm trees.

A new and accurate map of the East India Islands: laid down according to the latest discoveries, and agreeable to the most approved maps & charts

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location_onBrunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam

This mid-18th century map of Southeast Asia includes written notes on goods produced and traded, geographical features, and wild animals found in each part of the region.

A new and accurate map of the East India Islands: laid down according to the latest discoveries, and agreeable to the most approved maps & charts

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This mid-18th century map of Southeast Asia includes written notes on goods produced and traded, geographical features, and wild animals found in each part of the region.

Asia: corrected from the observations communicated to the Royal Society at London and the Royal Academy at Paris

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An early 18th century map of Asia by the English cartographer John Senex, featuring labels noting details of the inhabitants of some areas e.g. on Borneo: ‘The Middle of this Isle is Inhabited by a People call’d Beaujous Idolaters’.

To the Right Honourable William, Lord Cowper, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, this map of Asia

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Map dedicated to William Cowper, whose coat of arms sits atop the cartouche. It features two horses holding a crest with three martlets (mythical birds used in heraldry). The cartouche also features Asian traders. Monsoons are marked on the map.

A map of the East-Indies and the adjacent countries: with the settlements, factories and territories, explaning what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Portugal &c.

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This map showcases the colonial territories of Southeast Asia in the 18th century, with text detailing trading information and the products of each region. There are five inset maps featuring plans of specific trading ports.

A map of the East-Indies and the adjacent countries: with the settlements, factories and territories, explaning what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Portugal &c.

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location_onBrunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Singapore

This map showcases the colonial territories of Southeast Asia in the 18th century, with text detailing trading information and the products of each region. There are five inset maps featuring plans of specific trading ports.

A map of the East-Indies and the adjacent countries: with the settlements, factories and territories, explaining what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Portugal &c.

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location_onBrunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam

This map showcases the colonial territories of Southeast Asia in the 18th century, with text detailing trading information and the products of each region. There are five inset maps featuring plans of specific trading ports.

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