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John van CUYLENBURG (1862 - 1940) -STRAITS BRANCH OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY -EDWARD STANFORD LTD.
MALAYSIA / SINGAPORE: A Map of the Malay Peninsula compiled by and published for the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Singapore 1898.
London: Edward Stanford, 1898. A colossal, very rare map of the Malay Peninsula and Singapore, created at a critical juncture just as Britain was consolidating its suzerainty over the region; specially commissioned by the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Southeast Asia’s premier intellectual institute, it was drafted in Singapore by the government cartographer John van Cuylenburg; predicated upon dozens of recent surveys, it features a vast wealth of information on topography, infrastructure and settlement patterns that had never before been consolidated into a single map; published in London by Edward Stanford. Lithograph in colour with additional original outline hand colour, dissected into 56 sections and mounted upon original linen, folding into a contemporary plain black cloth slipcase (Very Good, overall clean, crisp and bright, just some very small, light stains), 161.5 x 121.5 cm (63.5 x 48 inches). This is a great monument in the cartography of what is today Malaysia and Singapore, being a colossal map of the Malay Peninsula measuring 161.5 x 121.5 cm (51/4 x 4 feet), executed to grand scale of 1:506,880 (8 English Statute mile to One Inch). The work was sponsored by the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Southeast Asia’s premier intellectual institute, and was printed after a manuscript drafted by the prominent Singapore-based crown cartographer John van Cuylenburg. Predicated upon a composite of a vast number of recent surveys, the map captures the region at critical juncture just as Britain was consolidating its suzerainty over the peninsul … [Click Below for Full Description]
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