Old Sundanese 101: Part I — Background

Fig. 1 — A map of present-day western Java, including Jakarta and the provinces of West Java, Banten, and part of Central Java.
Fig. 2 — ‘Sunda’ as it appears in the “Boke of Idrography”, a series of world maps made by the French cartographer Jean Rotz for Henry VIII of England in the sixteenth century. London, British Library, Royal MS 20 E IX, f.9v — c.1535–1542.
Fig. 3 — ⟨sũdacalapa⟩ on the Queen Mary Atlas of 1555–1559 (London, BL, Add MS 5415 A, f.18r). This is a mistake; the two place names “Sunda” and “Kalapa”/”Calapa” ought to be separate.
Fig. 4 — Taman Fatahillah in the north of Jakarta, hub of the historic district, is named for the conqueror of Kalapa.
Fig. 5 — Some examples of the scripts used to write Old Sundanese.

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