Author’s Acknowledgements

I should like to thank the many colleagues who have commented favourably on the Historical Atlas and who have encouraged me to proceed with this expanded, digital edition. Amrita Malhi was a most capable research assistant for this edition and Bernd Wunsch at NIAS did wonders with the technical aspects of producing the DVD. I should also like to thank NIAS Press senior editor Leena Höskuldsson for reminding me that my language is not always perfect.

Completing this atlas involved new research, and I am grateful to the librarians of the Australian National University Library, the National Library of Australia, the library of the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde in Leiden, the library of the University of Leiden and the library of the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen in Amsterdam for their assistance in locating materials.

The Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen in Amsterdam, the National Library of Australia in Canberra, the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and the Library of the University of Berne, which is host to the Ryhiner Map Collection, graciously gave permission for the inclusion of thumbnails from their websites along with URLs for use in the directory of online historical maps of Indonesia.

As always, Gerald Jackson of NIAS Press has been patient and helpful, thoughtful and imaginative in steering the project to completion. My thanks, too, for his design and implementation of the system and for the user guide.

Robert Cribb
Australian National University
March 2010