Circa 1700 AD Map Plaque
Centred on the Malay peninsula and the Kingdom of Siam, and stretching from the Arabian Sea to the western edge of the Pacific Ocean, the exquisite details of Edward Wells’ A New Map of the East Indies are etched on satin finish pewter. The plaque’s criss-cross style frame features floral roundels in pewter at the intersections.
Published in Oxford in 1700, the map is in the collection of Malaysia’s Muzium Negara.
A clergyman and an advocate for education, Edward Wells (1667-1727) published profusely. This map is one 0f 22 Wells dedicated to Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (1689-1700).
About the collection
A selection of objects from the subtle to the ornate, representing the many aspects of Malaysia.