Indonesia & The Philippines


Indonesia & The Philippines

Indonesia & The Philippines in 35 historical maps
1522-2010

 

Item: e-Atlas
Edition: 1st, 2016
Language: English
Pages: 116
Format: PDF
File size: 18 Mb 
Author: T-O-Maps

 

Indonesia  is a former Dutch colony. Its name came into use after their independence in 1945. The name means Indian Islands. Before that the name Nederlands Oost-Indië  (Dutch East Indies or short East Indies) was used on maps.*   The Philippines are a former Spanish colony. The name refers to King Philip II of Spain. The name appeared for the first time on maps at the end of the 16th century. The first separately printed maps of both groups of islands were published in the early 16th century by Italian cartographers. More detailed maps were made in the midst of the 17th century by Dutch explorers and mapmakers (VOC).

*The name India is referring to the Indus River  (or Sindhu)

 

 

10.50

Browse these categories as well: Asia, ALL, HOME T-O-MAPS