Item description for Royal Siamese Maps by Santanee Phasuk...
In 1996, seventeen exquisite handdrawn and hand-coloured cotton maps were discovered in the Grand Palace, Bangkok. These long-lost treasures record cartographically Siamese warfare and trade during the first three reigns of the Bangkok Period (1782-1851). Large in size, and works of art in themselves, these maps overturn the conventional view of indigenous map-making in Southeast Asia. Focusing on Siam and on her immediate neighbours, the collection also includes a remarkable four-metre coastal map extending from peninsular Malaysia through China to Korea.
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Studio: River Books Press Dist A/C
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.05" Width: 9.84" Height: 1.1" Weight: 3.79 lbs.
Release Date Jul 10, 2006
Publisher River Books Press Dist A/C
ISBN 9748225925 ISBN13 9789748225920