Visualising Space: Maps of Singapore and the Region: Collections From the National Library and National Archives of Singapore
National Library Board, Singapore
Singapore: National Library Board, 2015
Visualising Space: Maps of Singapore and the Region details the rich cartographical history of Southeast Asia from the 15th century to the present day.
An essay by award-winning historian, Peter Borschberg, explains how early European cartographers -- inspired by the exotic lands of Southeast Asia -- came to conceive, perceive and map the region before the arrival of Stamford Raffles in Singapore, while heritage and maps expert Mok Ly Yng provides a fascinating study on the history of modern mapping in Singapore since 1819.
Essays by librarian Makeswary Periasamy and archivist Kevin Khoo offer detailed overviews of the rare map collections of the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore respectively. Visualising Space also includes a comprehensive appendix of local map resources.