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Queensland and British New Guinea


location_onIndonesia, Papua New Guinea

New Guinea is divided between British, German and Dutch colonial powers on this map of New Guinea and Australia. There is a line marking the boundary between the British and German spheres of influence. Bays and islands around the coast are named.

Map to illustrate Convention of March 1st 1894 between Great Britain and China: From the Map of Upper Burma



Map of the border region between the Shan States of northeast Burma (Myanmar) and China's Yunnan Province, illustrating the result of the 1894 Sino-British boundary convention. The Burma side is more detailed, with mountains, rivers and settlements.

Queensland & British New Guinea


location_onIndonesia, Papua New Guinea

The first two sheets of this eight-sheet map focus on British New Guinea, with German and Dutch colonial areas of New Guinea also shown in part. There is a line marking a proposed change in border between Dutch and British territory.

Map of Johore Territory 1893


location_onMalaysia, Singapore

Map of the Malay state of Johor, and Singapore. The route of a proposed railway north from Johor Bahru is shown. Apart from rivers and mountains, much of the terrain is blank, with labels such as ‘Unexplored Hill Country’ or ‘Dense Jungle and Swamp’.

Town of Singapore



Plan of Singapore town, including Tanjong Pagar docks, the central civic/business area around the Singapore River, and residential areas. A roadstead—a body of water sheltered from tides/currents, for ships to anchor—is labelled ‘The Roads’.

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 to show lines of advance on Manipur



Map of three routes taken by British troops through the mountains to the Indian city of Manipur (Imphal) during the Anglo-Manipur War of 1891. The map includes part of Burma to the east.

Map of British New Guinea shewing part of Kaiser Wilhelms-Land


location_onPapua New Guinea, Indonesia

Map of British New Guinea showing the boundary with Kaiser-Wilhelmsland (German New Guinea) as agreed on 6th April 1886. The boundary with Dutch New Guinea is also marked. Most detail is around the coast, with the interior left mainly blank.

Map of part of south-east New Guinea embracing its northern and southern waters


location_onPapua New Guinea

This map focuses on the southern coast including the capital Port Moresby, with the northern regions left mostly blank. There are four inset drawings of side views of mountains (elevations), and the border with German New Guinea is marked.

Plan of Port Moresby and the road to the Lolokie River: New Giunea


location_onPapua New Guinea

This map focuses on the capital city of British New Guinea, Port Moresby, and the road heading north-east from the city to the Laloki River. Along the road, there are descriptions of the terrain (‘Open flat fairly grasses timbered with bastard Gum’).


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