Monsters and Embellishments on Early European Maps of Southeast Asia
Tue, 18 Jan 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online Event via Zoom
This is a hybrid event. The session will be streamed live via Zoom from Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building.
A Librarian’s World: Sea of Imagination – Monsters and Embellishments on Early European Maps of Southeast Asia Colourful and decorative, early European maps of Southeast Asia often featured fantastical and distorted images of flora, fauna and people, presumably native to the region.
Join Mages as she examines some of these captivating illustrations and, at times, monstrous looking figures found on early maps in the National Library’s collection. Tue, 18 Jan 2022 6 pm – 7 pm Level 5, Possibility Room National Library Building.
This event will also be streamed live on Zoom.
About the Speaker, Makeswary Periasamy, is a Senior Librarian at the National Library. As part of the Rare Collections team, she oversees collection development. She also manages the library’s Maps Collection and is the co-author of “Visualising Space: Maps of Singapore and the Region” (2015).
About A Librarian’s World Ever wondered what librarians do? In this series of monthly talks, find out what makes our librarians tick as they share highlights of their work from the collections of the National Library.
About the Exhibition Showcasing rare historical maps, “Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography” brings together different mapping traditions and worldviews, political and cultural spheres of influence, and the exchange of cartographic knowledge between civilisations across the world. This exhibition is held in partnership with the Embassy of France in Singapore, in association with vOilah! France Singapore Festival and supported by Temasek Holdings and Tikehau Capital.
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