Sumatra coastline near Bangka today (left) and according to an eighteenth century map (right)

Description

Although many of the geographical
details on the older map can be matched to points on a modern map, it is
impossible to say whether the differences are a matter of changing geography or
different degrees of accuracy.

 

Further reading

Manguin, Pierre-Yves, 'Sumatran coastline in the Straits of Bangka: new evidence for its permanence in historical times', SPAFA Digest: Journal of SEAMO Project in Archaeology and Fine Arts 3 no.2 (1982), pp. 24-28.

Map number from Cribb, Historical Atlas of Indonesia (2000)

1.07

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