Search Results

Map to illustrate the Siamese question: showing the present limits of French claims, and the additional territory now demanded


location_onCambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Map highlighting areas of eastern Siam (Thailand) claimed by France. Notes describe Siam’s geography, government, population, military and trade (rice, teak, pepper, bullocks, fish, hides, tin, cardamom, tin), including trading partners by tonnage.

Sketch map of Baram District, Sarawak, Borneo


location_onMalaysia, Indonesia, Brunei

Map of the Baram District, Borneo, by the British ethnologist Charles Hose, divided into territories of indigenous peoples: Malanaus, Kayans, Kenniahs, Orang-Bukits, Sibops, Madangs, Kalabits, Balaits, Tutongs, Kadayans and Malays.

Sketch map of the head of Collingwood Bay


location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of Collingwood Bay, north coast of New Guinea, with bearings to mountains, bathymetry (sea depth), shoals and reefs. On land, notes on terrain (‘sloping plains’, ‘Stiff clay soil’), vegetation (‘Casuarina trees’) and people (‘FRIENDLY TRIBE’).

Map of British New Guinea


location_onPapua New Guinea, Indonesia

Map of British New Guinea, focusing on the sea (islands, shoals, reefs), coast (settlements, bays), mountains and land (‘dense forest’, ‘timbered with Eucalyptus’). Inset maps of Port Moresby, Samarai Island, and the whole island of New Guinea.

Map of part of Moratau (Fergusson Island) and Duau (Normanby Island): British New Guinea


location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of parts of Fergusson and Normanby islands (east coast of New Guinea). Bathymetry (sea depth), reefs and shoals are marked, along with landmarks (mountains, villages, trees). Territories of two indigenous tribes—the Subia and Manayaya—are shown.

Rough sketch plan of St. Joseph District, British New Guinea


location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of part of British New Guinea with notes on terrain (‘Swamp’), vegetation (‘Grass & wood patches with old gardens’) and people (‘Oru tribe’), and three elevation views of mountain ranges. Some villages are marked as having ‘resident teachers’.

Map of the Malay Peninsula 1879


location_onMalaysia, Singapore, Thailand

Six-sheet map of the Malay Peninsula, featuring settlements, mountains and rivers. Labels note names of indigenous peoples, or describe terrain/resources. There is an inset map of Singapore town, and the Straits Settlements are highlighted in red.

Map of Burmah, and adjacent countries


location_onMyanmar, Thailand

Small notes on this map of Burmah (Myanmar) describe mines, crops and products produced, names of local tribes etc. e.g.: ‘a passage to Rangoon in the wet season’, ‘Ship of 400 tons built here’, ‘Alompra’s birth place’, ‘Gold dust in the streams’.

Eastern British frontier bordering on Burmah and Munneepoor



This map shows the border between the British Empire (modern Bangladesh) and Burmah (Myanmar). Although the Burmah part of the map is mostly blank, there is a reference to ‘Shendoos’ (now known as the Lai people).

New map of Burma and the regions adjacent


location_onMyanmar, Thailand

Map of Burma spread over two sheets, labelled with the names of indigenous ‘tribes’ (uppercase red text), mountains, rivers, forests and plantations (teak, bamboo, sappanwood).

Ethnographical Map of Asia in the earliest times, illustrative of Dr. Prichard's Natural History of Man


location_onBrunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Based on the British ethnologist James Cowles Prichard’s book ‘Natural History of Man’, this map shows the location of ethnicities in Asia. In Southeast Asia, the races are listed as ‘Arakan’, ‘Pegu’, ‘Thay or Siamese’, ‘Anam’ and ‘Pelagian’.

The continent and islands of Asia: with all the latest discoveries


location_onBrunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Philippines, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam

On this map of Asia, the South China Sea is labelled ‘Malayan Sea’. Small islands, shoals and reefs are shown. A label in Cochin China (Vietnam) reads ‘mountains inhabited by the uncivilized people called Kemoys’.


  • Filter from 1809 to 1893

Current results range from 1809 to 1893