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Medieval Europe’s ‘divine obsession’ with Indonesian spices

  • Sebastian Partogi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, July 21 2017 | 12:29 am
Medieval Europe’s ‘divine obsession’ with Indonesian spices Spice heaven: Two untitled manuscripts chart the Straits of Malacca, Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, islands that may refer to Maluku, the island of Madagascar and the smaller islands of Zanzibar and Pemba located off the east coast Africa. These were created by Portuguese cartographers Lopo Homen and Pedro Reinel circa 1519. The maps are taken from the book The Cartography of the East Indian Islands by David E. Parry. (JP/Arief Suhardiman) (JP/Arief Suhardiman)

PREMIUM Spice heaven: Two untitled manuscripts chart the Straits of Malacca, Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, islands that may refer to Maluku, the island of Madagascar and the smaller islands of Zanzibar and Pemba located off the east coast Africa. These were created by Portuguese cartographers Lopo Homen and Pedro Reinel circa 1519. The maps are taken from the book The Cartography of the East Indian Islands b...

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