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Mapa de las Yslas Philipinas


location_onIndonesia, Philippines

First published in 1734, and commonly known as the ‘Velarde map’, this map by the Spanish cartographer Pedro Murillo Velarde is regarded as the first important map of the Philippines. This is a later version, lacking 12 drawings on the map's sides.

Descripcion de las Indias del Poniente


location_onBrunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

The many inaccuracies and omissions on this early map of Southeast Asia show the limitations of geographical knowledge at the time. There are some interesting details though, such as a legend listing the small islands in the Moluccas and Philippines.


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