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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.
Join Senior Librarian Makeswary Periasamy for a glimpse into the early maps of Singapore and the region, including the earliest printed map in the National Library’s Rare Maps Collection – Claudius Ptolemy’s map of Southeast Asia, Tabula Asiae XI as rendered by Arnold Buckinck (1478).
Discover the strategic significance of Singapore and its waterways through the Rare Maps Collection, and learn about the historical development of the European mapping of Southeast Asia.
About the Librarian
Makeswary Periasamy is a Senior Librarian at the National Library. As part of the Rare Collections team, she oversees collection development activities and manages the Rare Maps Collection. She is one of the authors of Visualising Space: Maps of Singapore and the Region (2015