The Digital Historical Maps of Singapore and Southeast Asia project is funded by Singapore's Ministry of Education Social Science Research (SSR) Thematic Grant. Participating scholars and libraries have collaborated to curate a unique on-line collection that showcases pre-1900 maps of Southeast Asia. The platform seeks to enhance public and scholarly access to and understanding of historic maps of Southeast Asia.

Guiding Principles


Coordinating across collections and facilitating dialogue between collections


Offering a curatorial perspective grounded in Southeast Asia


Improving the discoverability by enhanced metadata linked to detailed map content


Enhancing the meaning of maps by linking them to other historical source materials

Geographical Coverage

This map offers a one view sense of the geographical coverage of the maps of Southeast Asia accessible through the platform. The boxes show the territorial extent of regional maps change over time.

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