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Meet the vendor!

Meet Sherman, whose shop on 2nd Cross Street sells maps and kung fu posters that he paints himself!

Portuguese Malacca City Map

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One of a Kind!

Destination: Malacca, Malaysia

Made wealthy by the booming trade that passed through its ports, Malacca was living large at the turn of the 16th century, and it was not very long before envious eyes turned their attention to the thriving city, ushering in an era of European colonization. Painted by our friend Sherman, a second-generation Chinese-Malaysian who has a shop on 2nd Street between Heeren and Jonker, this poster depicts Malacca during the Portuguese occupation, which lasted from 1511 to 1641.


Sent by Portuguese King Manuel I, Admiral Diogo Lopes de Sequeira arrived in Malacca in 1509 with the intention of making a trade compact with the Sultanate. It didn’t go so well; European colonization in India had... Read More

Details and Dimensions

Painted copy of an antique map, Framed
12.25 x 13.75"

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