Cincapura au Cingapura
By CHATELAIN, Jean Baptiste Claude , 1719

Le Royaume de Siam avec les Royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires et les Isles de Sumatra Andemaon etc., et les isles voisines sure les observations des Jusuites Envojez par le Roy Louis XIV en Qualite de Ses Mathematiciens dans les Indes et a la Chine, ou l’on voit aus si La Route qu’ils ont tenue par le Destroit de la Sonde Jusqu’a Siam

Asia Southeast Asia
  • Author: CHATELAIN, Jean Baptiste Claude
  • Publication place: [Amsterdam
  • Publisher: François L'Honoré & Compagnie Libraries
  • Publication date: 1719].
  • Physical description: Engraved chart.
  • Dimensions: 480 by 545mm. (19 by 21.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17548


Singapore, as “Cincapura au Cingapura”, appears at the center of this detailed map of Southeast Asia. Showing present-day Thailand, the Malay Peninsula, the Malacca and Singapore Straits, and the islands of Borneo, Sumatra and Java, with shipping routes from Batavia to Thailand marked.

Published in the fifth volume of the Châtelain family’s ‘Atlas historique, ou Nouvelle introduction à l’Histoire, à la Chronologie & à la Géographie Ancienne et Moderne…’, 1719, which eventually extended to 7 volumes. The Chatelains based their maps on the work of contemporary and earlier cartographers and travel writers, and the current map is based on the Jaillot – Mortier map derived from accounts of the French Jesuit mission to Siam in 1685-86.