This anchor exhibition showcases around 120 early printed maps of Singapore and the region from the National Library’s rare collections as well as loans from European libraries. These fascinating maps dating from the 15th to the the 19th century are visual documents of how the early Europeans perceived the region, which also tell the story of European cartography. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to come close to some early maps including rare hand-drawn maps that point to the existence of Singapore as a trading post centuries before the arrival of the British in 1819.
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This exhibition is in conjunction with Geo|Graphic, a maps festival organised by the National Library, Singapore.
When: 16 Jan - 19 Jul 2015, 10am - 9pm