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Royal Siamese Maps: War and Trade in Nineteenth Century Thailand

Royal Siamese Maps: War and Trade in Nineteenth Century Thailand

In 1996, 18 exquisite hand-drawn and hand-coloured cotton maps were discovered in the Grand Palace, Bangkok. This illustrated volume provides a lively account of the finding, the dating, the cartographic characteristics and historical significance of these rare remnants of Siames... read full description below.

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ISBN 9789748225920
Published 20 May 2009 by Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Pasuk, Santanee
By Stott, Philip
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ISBN-13 9789748225920
ISBN-10 9748225925
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint River Books
Publication Date 20 May 2009
International Publication Date 14 February 2005
Publication Country Thailand Thailand
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Pasuk, Santanee
By Stott, Philip
Category Antiques & Collectables: Pictures, Prints & Maps
Cultural Studies
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Historical Geography
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 245mm
Height: 300mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 1,710g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Thailand - Historical geography Maps, Thailand - History, Military - 19th century, Thailand - Commerce - History - 19th century, Thailand - History - 1782-1945
NBS Text Antiques & Collectables
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 911.593
Catalogue Code Not specified

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In 1996, 18 exquisite hand-drawn 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). Works of art in themselves, the maps are also full of historical and landscape detail so that they will become important primary sources for historians and geographers of Southeast Asia for years to come. This volume introduces these exciting discoveries to the general public and to scholars, antiquarians and cartographic historians. It provides a lively account of the finding, the dating, the cartographic characteristics and historical significance of these rare remnants of Siamese heritage.

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