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Blog post from Thursday, 13 March, 2014

La Nouvelle grande carte des Indes Orientales … dressée avec soin sur plusieurs cartes manuscriptes, par un habiles connoisseur, & publiée / par R. & J. Ottens.

This part of the world has been newsworthy this week for all the wrong reasons. The search for a missing passenger plane is now focussing on the Strait of Malacca.

This particular set of maps was published in Amsterdam between 1737 & 1750. The one above shows the Indian Ocean from the Maldives on the right to the Strait of Malacca on the left.