Bhutan and Tibet in European Cartography (1597-1800)

Gandolfo, Romolo

In: The Spider and the Piglet: Proceedings of the First Seminar on Bhutan Studies. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2004, pp. 90-136 . ISBN 99936-14-19-X

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When did Bhutan and Tibet first appear on a European map? When, to put it differently, did Europe become aware of Bhutan's and Tibet's existence? And how was registered it under a specific name on a geographical map? This are the questions, which Romolo Gandolfo examines in this essay.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 3 January 2013
ISBN: 99936-14-19-X
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: General history of Asia Far East
Controlled Subjects: Bhutan, Tibet, Kartographie, Geschichte 1597-1800
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bhutan , Tibet , Europa , Kartenkunde, Bhutan , Tibet , Cartography , History 1597-1800
Subject (classification): Geography and Country Studies
History and Archaeology
Countries/Regions: Tibet