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Map of the Kingdom of Siam and its dependencies


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The border of the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand) and its internal administrative districts are highlighted in yellow. Inset maps show the cities of Bangkok, Chiengmai (Chiang Mai) and Luang Pra Bang (Luang Prabang) in more detail.

Indo-Chine: carte de la mission Pavie


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Spread over four sheets, this topographical map was based on the explorations of the French civil servant Auguste Pavie. Lasting 16 years (1879–1895), his ‘Missions Pavie’ explored all of mainland Southeast Asia.



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British Burma is coloured pink on this six-sheet map of India. Mountains are represented by hachures—short lines/dashes that give a sense of the shape and steepness of terrain—and settlements, railways, roads, rivers and lighthouses are marked.

The chief passes from Siam into Tavoi / The Siamese Malay States


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Two maps of Siam (Thailand). The larger map shows routes through mountain passes from Siam to the city of Tavoi (Dawei, on the west coast of Myanmar). The smaller map is marked with trade routes around Lower Siam (Southern Thailand).



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Topographical map of mainland Southeast Asia. Mountains are represented by hachures—short lines/dashes that give a sense of the shape and steepness of terrain—and settlements, roads and rivers are marked.

[Map of India]



This four-sheet map of India—featuring an inset map of Burma (Myanmar) —was created for use in Indian schools by Devendranath Dhar, a self-taught Calcutta-based mapmaker. He sent it to the Royal Asiatic Society for advice on publication.

A map shewing the various routes proposed for connecting China with India and Europe through Burmah and developing the trade of Eastern Bengal, Burmah and China


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A map of proposed trade routes through Burmah (modern Myanmar) intended to connect China to India and Europe. The border between India and Burmah is marked as being ‘unexplored’ and ‘undefined’. A table lists the distances between various cities.

Extension of the Electric Telegraph to Canton, Hong Kong, etc. from the Port of Rangoon


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Map of a proposed extension of a telegraph system from Rangoon (Yangon, Myanmar) to China. Includes current and projected railways, steam ship routes, and population figures for western China. From the British magazine ‘The Illustrated London News’.

Map of the Eastern Frontier of British India, with the adjacent countries


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Regional and local borders are colour-coded, with mountains and rivers, settlements, paths/roads and names of local peoples marked. Notes such as ‘Gold dust found in these streams’ and ‘Rich in Tin’ add detail. Only two of four sheets are available.