INTERACTIVE HISTORICAL MAPS
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Kaempfer's Interactive map of the Chao Phraya River
shows important geographical features dating from 1690 AD,
the year of his visit to Ayutthaya. The map named "Mappa
Meinam Fluvij Ad Orig. Eng. Kempfer delin, I.G.S" was
published in 1724 as a part of his work
The History of
Japan, together with a description of the kingdom of
Siam, 1690-92
.
Interactive map of the Chao Phraya River from the Gulf
of Thailand until Ayutthaya made by an unknown VOC 17th
mapmaker in the 17th century.

Catalogue Title Leupe: Kaart van de Rivier van Siam, van de
Zee tot aan de Stad Siam ofte Judea. 17de eeuw. Manuscript
Groot 0.53 - 0.42 El.  

Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Verzameling Buitenlandse
Kaarten Leupe, nummer toegang 4.VEL, inventarisnummer
267.
Interactive map of the Chao Phraya River from the Gulf
of Thailand until Ayutthaya made by VOC mapmaker Isaac
de Graaff in the period 1690-1743.

Catalogue Title Leupe: Kaart van de rivier van Siam, van de
Zee tot aan de Stad Judia. Groot 0.52 - 0.37 El.

Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Verzameling Buitenlandse
Kaarten Leupe, nummer toegang 4.VEL, inventarisnummer
266.
Interactive map of the Chao Phraya River from the Gulf
of Thailand until Chai Nat by François Valentyn (1666-
1727). The map is named Groote Siamse Rievier Me-Nam
Of Te Moeder Der Wateren In haren loop met de vallende
Spruyten Verbeeld” and part of his work "Oud en Nieuw
Oost-Indiën" (1626) - part 3 - Book 6 - Beschryvinge van
Siam en onsen Handel aldaar.
Interactive map of the Chao Phraya River from the Gulf of Thailand published as
"A Mapp of the Course of the River Menam from Siam to the Sea - Reduced from
a Large one made by Monsr de le Mar Ingenie to the French King" in "A New
Historical Relation of the Kingdom of Siam" by Monsieur de La Loubère (London,
1693). As mentioned in the tile of the map, it was made by the French gifted
self-made engineer de la Mare, who was part of the first French Embassy to Siam
under de Chaumont and de Choisy in 1685 and who stayed at the request of King
Narai (reign 1656-1688). De La Mare was initially embarked to teach piloting to
the marine guards of the embassy, and apparently was not a trained engineer in
France. De La Loubère wrote the following about this map:
"That which I here
present is the work of an European, who went up the Menam, the principal
River of the Country, to the Frontiers of the Kingdom; but was not skilful
enough to give all the Positions with an entire exactness. Besides he has not
seen all; and therefore I thought it necessary to give his Map to Mr. Cassini,
Director of the Observatory at Paris, to correct it by some Memorials which
were given me at Siam. Nevertheless I know it to be still defective; but yet it
fails not to give some notices of this Kingdom which were never heard of,
and of being more exact in those we already have."