Men are notoriously difficult to buy presents for, so with Father’s Day just around the corner we take a look at why a genuine antique map would be the perfect gift for your Father on June 16th and why men seem to love antique maps.
Antique map South East Asia – Copper engraving - Matthaeus Seutter - c. 1740
City map of the island of Singapore. This map shows some interesting detail. Note the Volkspark (People’s Park) near the center of the map, the Malay and Chinese villages and notably the Malay cemetery located on the current Istana grounds. Hotel L’Europe is where current day City Hall is. This was the time that Beach road was by the beach (before the land reclamation). Singapore declared independence from the United Kingdom in 1963 and united with other former Britsh territories to form Malaysia, from which it was expelled two years later.
This map was published in the 14th edition of Brockhaus’ Konversations Lexikon.
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