PHIMCOS Roving Exhibits
PHIMCOS has reproduced important maps of Southeast Asia and the Philippines dating from 1525 to 1760. These maps are owned by private collectors who have generously lent them for the reproductions, which are organized into exhibits in the form of 10 easily transportable panels. Each panel has a caption, written by Dr. Leovino Ma. Garcia in English and Pilipino, providing a general explanation of cartography as a whole and more specifically how the Philippines emerged in the maps. The exhibition is entitled
Ang Paglalatag ng Pilipinas sa Mapa (Putting the Philippines on the Map).
Besides offering a glimpse of the history of Philippine cartography, the exhibit had for many viewers two unforeseen but significant benefits: improvement of their knowledge of the country’s geography, and a better insight into the country’s history.