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Royal Siamese Maps: War and Trade in Nineteenth Century Thailand

Royal Siamese Maps: War and Trade in Nineteenth Century Thailand (Hardback)

By Pasuk, Santanee
By Stott, Philip

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, th...e 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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ISBN 9789748225944
Released NZ 1 Jan 2004
Publisher River Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9789748225944
Stock Out of stock
Status Publication Cancelled
Publisher River Books
Imprint River Books
Released 1 Jan 2004
Publication Country Thailand Thailand
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
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 192
Dimensions Width: 265mm
Height: 325mm
Dewey Code 911.593
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
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;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education